Information Types of thyroid disorders Thyroid cancer Cancer of the thyroid gland is rare, but increasing in incidence. Any cancer diagnosis is alarming, but thyroid cancer has a very high cure rate, and most patients go on to live a full and normal life. For further information and support please see the following resources: Thyroid Cancer: for Patients, by Patients (third edition) - written for patients facing a diagnosis of thyroid cancer. It includes up to date medical information, accounts of patient experiences, a guide to the low-iodine diet and lots of practical information on issues such as medical appointments, insurance and getting back to work. Patient journey films Telephone support contacts Closed Facebook group for people with thyroid cancer Leaflets for patients undergoing thyroid surgery (produced by the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons) Travel insurance advice for thyroid cancer patients Targeted treatment for Advanced Thyroid Cancer FAQs for patients We are grateful to BTF patrons Jenny Pitman and Clare Balding who were supported by BTF when they were diagnosed with thyroid cancer and have, in turn, been fantastic supporters of the BTF.