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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 Honorary Awards Dinner

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Light of Life Foundation will honor Ian D. Hay, M.D., PH.D., of the Mayo Clinic for his outstanding contributions to thyroid cancer treatment at our annual dinner in New York City.

Event sponsors include:
Bayer Corporation * Eisai, Inc.* Sanofi Genzyme * Shire * Veracyte * Interpace Diagnostics

Light of Life Foundation On Thyroid Cancer Patient Symposium

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

Symposium Program


Genzyme Announces Financial Assistance for Thyrogen®

In order to support patient access to Thyrogen (thyrotropin alfa for injection), Genzyme’s Co-Pay Assistance helps with out-of-pocket costs that exceed $100 for eligible patients with commercial insurance. For eligible patients with no insurance or insurance that does not cover Thyrogen, Genzyme offers a Financial Assistance Program. Finally, for patients who do not qualify for the Financial Assistance Programs, case managers are available to help you connect with independent co-pay assistance foundations that can support out-of-pocket costs associated with Thyrogen.

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.

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