Those diagnosed with thyroid, head and neck cancer may experience a change in voice, speech, swallow function, as well as a hindered quality of life when undergoing treatment. The THANC (Thyroid, Head & Neck Cancer) Foundation makes research and education for physicians a priority and creates support programs for people undergoing treatment, as well as for their caregivers and loved ones. Apart from being a major fundraiser for research in this area—finding new treatments and better therapies—THANC focuses on community awareness and education, as well as patient outreach and support initiatives. THANC’s Faces of Courage project and 30 Stories campaign shine a light on individuals who have shown remarkable courage along their journeys, sharing their stories to comfort and inspire others who can relate to their experiences. One project in particular embodies THANC’s ethos, supporting patients in every part of their journey—the Thyroid, Head & Neck Cancer Guide. The THANC Guide (thancguide.org) provides patients with knowledge, hope & support.
Research and education in the prevention and treatment of thyroid and head and neck cancer.