Even though thyroid cancer is not as common as other thyroid problems, according to Cancer Research UK thyroid cancer is within the top twenty most common cancers for women in the UK. Women have a higher risk of developing thyroid cancer although men can develop thyroid cancer. Almost half of all thyroid cancer patients are below the age of 50. Thyroid cancer is on the rise in UK as well as other countries in Europe. Since 1993 thyroid cancer rates have doubled among women.
If you have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer or know someone who has been diagnosed, order your copy of British Thyroid Foundation’s Thyroid Cancer For Patients By Patients today.
BTF has set up a Closed Facebook Group for people who have had a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. It aims to be a safe place for people to share information, share experiences and suppor one another. If you woudl like to join the group please email
Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust has produced the first ever comprehensive patient information film about thyroid cancer and is delighted to announce the launch of "Thyroid Cancer Uncovered: A Patient's Guide "
The film is a comprehensive step by step guide about the disease and treatment from diagnosis to long term follow up. Its chapters are presented by leading UK thyroid cancer clinicians. It also follows four patient journeys.
For more information or to order a copy please contact
15 December 2014
Thyroid cancer - patient journeys
BTF has produced four short films for patients with thyroid cancer. Please get in touch if you would like more information or support.
4 December 2014
Please take part in this new online survey which will help improve the information and services available to patients
2 December 2014
Double your donation on 4-6 December
BTF is taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge 2014 so all money raised can go twice as far!
5 November 2014
Patient Knowledge of antithyroid drug-induced agranulocytosis - article published in the European Thyroid Journal.
14 October 2014
BTF Research Award 2015
Applications for the BTF Research Award 2015 are now being accepted. This year in particular we welcome projects that will improve our understanding of hypothyroidism.
25 September 2014
Fatigue in people who have an underactive thyroid
Please complete this survey to help research into physical activity and tiredness.
July 2014 BSL Signed Information Clips
SignHealth have created a series of signed informational videos about thyroid issues. Find them on their website here
26 June 2014
Diagnosis of babies with Congenital Hypothyroidism
Please complete this survey to let us know about your experiences.
8 June 2014
Iodine supplements for a healthy thyroid
Information about the importance of taking iodine supplements and who needs them.
Drug Availability Updates
The latest news and updates from pharmaceutical companies can be found below.
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