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September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month, don't put your neck on the line, if you find a lump get it checked.

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month, don't put your neck on the line, if you find a lump get it checked.

Butterfly is delighted to announce that we have received a number of outstanding applications for our Thyroid Cancer Research Grant Award 2015! Thyroid Cancer Care Teams across the UK have submitted their applications based on patient focused benefit. Excellent news for our patients. The winning team will be announced soon!

Massive thanks to all at Derwentside ASC for the fabulous donation of 4950 to BTCT !!!

Astra Zeneca has sold Calpressa [Vandetanib] to Sanofi (Genzyme)

Kevin was diagnosed with thyroid cancer earlier this year, he decided to take up boxing to 'take his mind of things', keep fit and to fundraise for BTCT. Well done Kevin!

Delighted that the submission from Butterfly has helped to get Nexavar (Sorafenib) approved for use by the SMC which means patients will now gain the access they need!

Kate Farnell has been invited to the panel of Question Time at this year's Oncology Forum UK

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The treatment protocols of thyroid cancer may differ between centres in the UK. The information on this website is for general guidance purposes only.

You should check with your own treatment centre for individual information.

New Thyroid Cancer Patient Information DVD

Watch "Thyroid Cancer Uncovered" clip

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 "!!

Demand for the film from patients is very high. They tell us that this is what they require at diagnosis.

The DVD is free to all UK patients, and Butterfly are asking all Thyroid Cancer clinicians for their kind support to offer a copy to their newly diagnosed patients.

A donation to help with production and shipping costs would be appreciated.

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. We also follow four patient journeys.

The film has been endorsed by the BAETS, British Thyroid Association, British Thyroid Foundation, A.M.E.N.D., TCSG Wales, Hypopara UK and Thyroid Cancer Alliance.

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Pfizer Excellence in Oncology Awards 2009: Commended

Winner of the Hospital Doctor of the Year Award 2007

Winner of the NHS 'Bright Ideas' Innovations Award 2007

Winner of the Pfizer Excellence in Oncology Awards 2006

Endorsed by:

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons   

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons

British Thyroid Association   

British Thyroid Association

British Thyroid Association

British Thyroid Foundation



Hypoparathyroidism UK   

Hypopara UK

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