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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
Web address:http://www.thyca.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct259277
Date of initial review: 26 Jun 2000
Validity of certificate18 Jan 2012 - Jan 2014
Date of last visit25 Feb 2014

This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy

HONcode status
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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
Medical Advisory Council
  (22 Sep 2011) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Our mission is simple:
To Educate, so we and our families better understand our disease.
To Participate, so others learn from our experience.
To Communicate, so we and our health care professionals better understand each others' needs.
To Support Research, for a future free of thyroid cancer.
  (22 Sep 2011) - Link

This site maintains current information about thyroid cancer and support services available to people at any stage of testing, treatment, or lifelong monitoring for thyroid cancer, as well as their caregivers. It receives ongoing input and review from numerous thyroid cancer specialists. This site also serves as a resource for anyone interested in thyroid cancer survivors' issues.
  (22 Sep 2011) - Link

Purpose of the website
The information contained on this web site is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended, nor should it be interpreted, as medical advice or directions of any kind. Any person viewing this information is strongly advised to consult their own medical doctor(s) for all matters involving their health and medical care.
  (22 Sep 2011) - Link

3. Confidentiality

Privacy Policy: ThyCa does not ever share, sell, or give away contact information. ThyCa does not require any sharing of medical information. Any information collected in any form on our website’s online forms, such as e-mail addresses and/or contact information, is accessible only within ThyCa and will never be passed on to any third party, unless required by law.
  (30 Sep 2011) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
Medical Advisory Council

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ThyCa is fortunate to have a distinguished Medical Advisory Council comprised of 34 members, who are world recognized experts in the field of thyroid cancer. This board provides valuable counsel and supports ThyCa's goals in education, treatment and research.

More than 50 distinguished specialists provide ongoing review and input for our web site and materials.

ThyCa is grateful for the outstanding contributions and leadership of our advisors to our educational programs.
  (22 Sep 2011) - Link

Last updated: February 28, 2011
  (22 Sep 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
This principle is not applicable for this site 

6. User support and adequation
  (22 Sep 2011) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
Funding: Funding for this website comes from donations from individuals and organizations, membership dues, and unrestricted educational grants from organizations. This funding does not create conflicts of interest and does not influence the content of the web site.
  (18 Jan 2012) - Link

8. Advertising policy
This website does not accept advertising.
  (22 Sep 2011) - Link

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