Welcome to Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust

Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust is the first national supporter of patients with Thyroid Cancer.

As a group dedicated solely to the support of patients with Thyroid Cancer we can offer fellow thyroid cancer patients who wish to join us the following:

  • Use of the dedicated helpline to speak to someone who has had the disease.
  • E-mail and telephone contact with group members to share experiences
  • A "buddy" to help you through the stages of surgery, Radioiodine treatment and follow up
  • Access to reliable up-to-date written information about the disease
  • Access to a group member in clinic at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care (NCCC), Freeman Hospital

We are available on this number Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm. Outside these times, please leave a message on our answer phone and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Your Treatment Journey

Thyroid Cancer has an 80-90% cure rate. Find out about the steps you might take in your journey towards recovery.

About Thyroid Cancer

Learn about the different types of Thyroid Cancer, and which types of treatments are available to patients.

I131 Treatment

Useful information regarding Radioiodine (I131) treatment.

Thyroid Cancer Forum 2016

Butterfly hosted the first ever UK Patient/Doctor Thyroid Cancer Forum on 5th December 2016 in London.

Click one of the links below to watch a video of the event.

Thyroid Cancer Patient Information DVD

Do you have progressed or advanced thyroid cancer? Watch the trailer for ‘ Christine’s Story - living with advanced thyroid cancer

Watch our film “ The Butterfly Effect” to learn how Butterfly began

Latest News

See Dr Tom Milner’s presentation of our RAI Patient Survey at the World Congress on Thyroid Cancer 2017 – click here.

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The IoN trial is the only national clinical study of thyroid cancer in the UK. Funded by Cancer Research UK, it aims to show whether certain patients with well-differentiated thyroid cancer need radioiodine ablation or not, when they have already had their thyroid gland removed and are on hormone treatment. The clinicians have been searching […]

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Please help us by completing our new survey on thyroid surgery, it only takes a couple of minutes! Click Here Thank you.

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Factors Affecting Wellbeing Among Thyroid Cancer Patients (Advert Ref: RDFC17/SSL/HARDING) at Northumbria University on FindAPhD.com

Following what you told us in our survey we are delighted to be funding the first PhD looking at the quality of life after a Thyroid Cancer diagnosis! https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=93399

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Patrons

His Grace the Duke of Northumberland
Dr.C.Harmer F.R.C.P. F.R.C.R
Prof .Markus Luster (Germany)
Dr.M.Tuttle MD (USA)

FOUNDER/DIRECTOR

Kate Farnell M.B.E.

HONORARY PRESIDENT

Dr.U.K.Mallick F.R.C.R

MEDICAL ADVISOR

Dr.P.Perros F.R.C.P.

BOARD of TRUSTEES

Mr.R Bliss FRCS
Rev A.J.Harding
Mrs.C.A.Jewitt
Mr.F.W.Stafford F.R.C.S
Mr J Salter

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Thyroid Cancer Specialist Nurse Support

There is a National Macmillan nurse specialist who can offer advice and support to anyone in the UK affected by thyroid cancer. Her contact details are:

Ingrid

ingrid.haupt-schott@wales.nhs.uk
Tel: 02920 615 888 extn 6308