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  • Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

    Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

    Light of Life Foundation supports Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month in the month of September. Please help spread the word "CHECK YOUR NECK" for thyroid cancer. Early detection is the key to saving lives.

  • Delicious Low Iodine Recipes

    New LOL Updated 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.

  • Read real survival stories

    Read real survival stories

    There are over 350,000 Thyroid Cancer patients living in the US today, across every age group, gender and race. Read the real survival stories of people just like you--and submit your own.

  • You Are Not Alone

    You Are Not Alone

    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. Click here to chat now.

  • Cindy Crawford

    Cindy Crawford

    The Light of Life Foundation is proud to report Cindy Crawford has just done a PSA photo shoot for the Light of Life Foundation. We are in the process of developing a new awareness campaign. VERY EXCITING NEWS! More to come...please revisit our website soon for more details.

About the Foundation

The Light of Life Foundation was established in the spring of 1997 by Joan Shey, a patient herself. The mission of the foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) is to improve the quality of life of thyroid cancer patients through continual education of the lay public and the medical community, and by promoting research and development to improve thyroid cancer care.

Light of Life Foundation On Thyroid Cancer Patient Symposium

Airing live April 18th from 8:30am to 2pm EST

Symposium Program

Join the #TruthAboutTC Challenge

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month. Watch this video to see how you can help us spread the word and raise $50,000 for Thyroid Cancer support through this campaign with the Light of Life Foundation, Thyca and Eisai.

About Joan Shey


New Myths and Truths About Thyroid Cancer Education Initiative Aims to Shine a Light on the Truths about Thyroid Cancer

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ, September 15, 2015 – The Light of Life Foundation, ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors’ Association, Inc., and Eisai Inc. today announced the launch of Myths and Truths About Thyroid Cancer, an interactive, educational campaign designed to help dispel the myth that thyroid cancer is a “good cancer.” Because most thyroid cancers can be successfully treated, many are told if you are going to get cancer, thyroid cancer is the one to have, which has led to this misperception. However, whether successfully treated or not, the truth is all cancers can have a significant impact on a person’s life, beginning with the shock and distress of hearing the word “cancer” at diagnosis. In honor of Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month and the tens of thousands who receive a thyroid cancer diagnosis each year, Myths and Truths About Thyroid Cancer illustrates the life-changing realities of this disease.

Eiasi is pleased to announce that LENVIMATM (lenvatinib) is now approved for the treatment of locally recurrent or metastatic, progressive, radioactive iodine-refractory differentiated thyroid cancer (RAI-R DTC)

The incidence of thyroid cancer has steadily increased globally over the last 50 years, and as the most common endocrine malignancy, there remains a need for additional treatment options, particularly for patients with DTC whose cancer no longer responds to radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy. The most common types of thyroid cancer, papillary and follicular, are classified as differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and account for approximately 90 percent of all cases.

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