Thyroid Cancer Project


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.

booklet_thyroid_cancerIf 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.

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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.

The DVD is free to all UK patients. The film has been endorsed by the BTF, the BAETS, British Thyroid Association, AMEND, TCSG Wales, Hypoparathyroidism UK and Thyroid Cancer Alliance. Please click on the image below to see a teaser.

For more information or to order a copy please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at Butterfly.

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23 April 2014
UK wide study of patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

A UK wide study is being planned to determine the long term health outcomes following the treatment (with surgery, radio-iodine, thyroxine) of patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer.




23 April 2014
The latest news about Levothyroxine and Eltroxin tablets from Andipharm Mercury (AMCo)

AMCo have produced literature to help clear up any confusion for some patients about which products are available, and whether products marketed by AMCo as branded Eltroxin or as generic levothyroxine are the same or different.




2 April 2014
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We have a selection of BTF Christmas cards which we're selling off at reduced prices.




28 January 2014
Thyroid Cancer Patient Information film

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust have produced a new film for patients who have been newly diagnosed with thyroid cancer




Patient information event to take place for people with Thyroid Eye Disease
The meeting will be held on 16 May 2014 in Newcastle upon Tyne and will be a fantastic opportunity for patients to meet European and UK experts, find out about the latest advances, and get involved in discussions about the priorities of future research into TED.




14 January
Volunteers wanted for patient film project

BTF is looking for people to take part in 3 short films we'll be making about hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism and thyroid cancer.




8 January
Thyroid Eye Disease and Smoking Cessation Leaflet

If you've had Graves' and/or TED then please read a new smoking cessation leaflet and let us have your feedback.




12 December
Thyroid Eye Disease Study Team (WALES)

The NISCHR CRC is looking for two volunteers with experience of thyroid eye disease to take part in a study.




2 December
Response to Petition #PE01463 to Scottish Parliament

The BTF has submitted a response to Petition #PE01463 to the Scottish Parliament about the treatment of thyroid and adrenal disorders.




5 November 2013
Thyroid Eye Disease Research

Congratulations to Matt Edmunds of the University of Birmingham who has been awarded the Fight for Sight/BTF and TEDct Research Award.




23 October 2013
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Mercury Pharma report a shortage in the supply of carbimazole 20mg




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