Certificate of compliance

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.

is in compliance with the HONcode

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16 Years

Certificate validity: 07 Apr 2017 - Apr 2018

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Date of initial review:

26 Jun 2000

Certificate validity:

07 Apr 2017 - Apr 2018

Date of last visit:

07 Apr 2017
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Content identified by the HONcode team

The content below is a sample of the content identified at a specific date by the HONcode team that justifies the respect of the eight ethical principles.

ThyCa Medical Advisors
Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D.
Endocrine Surgeon
University of Chicago Chicago, IL
Peter Angelos, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, is the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and Surgical Ethics, Chief of Endocrine Surgery, and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate degree, medical school, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy at Boston University. He completed his residency in General Surgery at Northwestern University and went on to complete fellowships in Clinical Ethics at the University of Chicago and in Endocrine Surgery at the University of Michigan. Dr. Angelos is a busy endocrine surgeon who has written widely on improving outcomes of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive endocrine surgery, and ethical aspects in the care of surgical patients. He will serve as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons 2016-2017.

(19 May 2016) - Link

The information contained on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted, as medical advice or directions of any kind. Any person viewing this information is strongly advised to consult their own medical doctor(s) for all matters involving their health and medical care.

(19 May 2016) - Link

Privacy Policy
ThyCa does not ever share, sell, or give away contact information. ThyCa does not require any sharing of medical information. Any information collected in any form on our website’s online forms, such as e-mail addresses and/or contact information, is accessible only within ThyCa and will never be passed on to any third party, unless required by law.
Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.
The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please click here.

(03 Mar 2017) - Link

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Information Sources for this Web Site
This web site is sponsored by ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc., a non-profit 501(c)(3) of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals, begun in 1995 and advised by a Medical Advisory Council of more than 50 thyroid cancer specialists.
The medical information on the web site and in ThyCa’s publications is developed through the combined efforts of physician specialists, patients, and caregivers. Physician specialists provide significant input and review.
Sources for the site’s medical information, downloadable publications, and videos include the following:
ThyCa’s Medical Advisory Council of more than 50 thyroid cancer specialists, both M.D.s and Ph.D. researchers, in the many specialties involved in thyroid cancer care and research. They include endocrinologists, surgeons, nuclear medicine physicians, oncologists, pathologists, and others. This page gives more information about each Medical Advisor.
Additional thyroid cancer specialists who have spoken at ThyCa’s conferences, workshops, and seminars. Lists of event speakers and their affiliations are on this page.
Individual physicians who authored specific articles and pages; their names are listed below the article title.
Professional medical associations and cancer research institutions, including the American Thyroid Association for the Physician Guidelines Page and the U.S. National Cancer Institute for much information about clinical trials.
Last updated: April 4, 2017

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Last updated: April 4, 2017

(07 Apr 2017) - Link

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ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc.
PO Box 1545
New York, NY 10159-1545
Telephone: (877) 588-7904 (toll-free)
Fax: 630-604-6078

(19 May 2016) - Link

Funding: Funding for this website comes from donations from individuals and organizations, membership dues, and unrestricted educational grants from organizations. This funding does not create conflicts of interest and does not influence the content of the web site.

(19 May 2016) - Link

This website does not accept advertising.

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