You’re not alone in your journey

The Light of Life Foundation provides Thyroid cancer patients with medical information and support.

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There are about 64,300 new cases of thyroid cancer


There are about 1,980 deaths from thyroid cancer


New LOL Updated Low Iodine Cookbook

Thyroid Cancer diet restrictions don’t mean the end of delicious food. Browse simple, healthy recipes created for patients, by patients in the Light of Life Low Iodine Cookbook.

Joan Shey’s Story

I have been a thyroid cancer survivor for 22 years now.  It has been a long, tough journey from the start. In 1993, I saw my gastroenterologist for an unrelated problem.  During the examination, he found a lump in my neck that he thought might be a nodule on the thyroid.  Tests revealed this nodule to be cold (my reading taught me what that meant: CANCER).  After an ultra-sound and a blind needle biopsy, however, two more physicians reassured me it was not cancer after all.

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Thousands of patients, caretakers, relatives and friends from all corners of the world have joined our Facebook support group to share experiences, get advice, and offer friendship online.

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The Light of Life Fellowship Program

The Light of Life Foundation supports a fellowship training program focused on thyroid cancer at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) and University of Penn Medical Center.

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Tell us your Story

This year an estimated 64,300 adult men and women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. Read the real survival stories of people just like you–and submit your own.

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