The number of people with thyroid cancer has been growing in Canada for more than 30 years due to advances in medical imaging, with people aged 15 to 49 years having the largest increases. Fortunately, most people can beat this disease, so there is a growing number of thyroid cancer survivors in Canada. This leads to many questions about how a cancer diagnosis and treatment might impact someone’s life and daily activities. In this study we are conducting in-person qualitative interviews and questionnaires, as well as a data linkage, retrospective cohort study to investigate the psychosocial and physical impact of thyroid cancer on young people.
Principal Investigator: Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia