Thyroid Cancer Information

From the Health Director…

Welcome to our Thyroid Cancer page. I hope that you find the below information helpful.  Iredell County Health Department is committed to bringing you the most current information that we have related to the elevated thyroid cancer rates in the two Mooresville ZIP codes.  I encourage you to review the Summary of Activities document under the Timeline heading below for a brief overview of the reports, initiatives, meetings and research that has been or is currently being done to address this important public health concern.     

Our agency has been working collaboratively with the NC Department of Health & Human Services (NC DHHS), the NC Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ), local and state elected officials, Iredell County leaders and other research and academic institutions since this concern was identified.  I also want to acknowledge and thank Ms. Susan Wind for her community advocacy and fundraising work.   

Identifying threats to the health of the public and addressing them is a core part of the public health mission.  Iredell County Health Department will work with our community to provide all the answers that we can.  Preventing disease and protecting the health of our residents remains our highest priority. 

Sincerely,

Jane N. Hinson, MS BSN RN                                                                                                                                                            

Iredell County Health Director


 Community Meeting POSTPONED 

 Regarding Thyroid Cancer & Structural Coal Ash Facilities

Click Here to see the Press Release



Timeline

Thyroid Cancer Timeline (updated 6.8.20)

Summary of Activities

Board of Health Presentations December 12, 2019

Zack Moore, MD, MPH, State Epidemiologist and Epidemiology Section Chief Division of Public Health North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Andrew Olshan, Phd, Professor, Department of Epidemiology Gillings school of Global Public Health & Associate Director for population Science UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill  

NC Cancer Research Advisory Panel

NC Cancer Research Advisory Panel Recommendations April 28, 2020


Thyroid Cancer Advisory Panel

Summary of NC Thyroid Cancer Panel Report & Recommendations July 12, 2019

Get involved- share comments online from May 9- May 31 2019

NC Department of Health & Human Services Reports 

Assessment of the Occurence of Thyroid Cancer in Iredell County May 29, 2018

NC DHHS /DEQ Thyroid Presentation for Providers Meeting 3.21.19

NC DHHS Report January 25, 2019

In the News

Thyroid Cancer Press Release June 20, 2018

State to study concentration of cancer cases in southern Iredell 

Thyroid Cancer Press Release July 2, 2018

Thyroid Cancer Press Release December 18, 2018

Iredell County News Release: Thyroid Cancer in Iredell County

Free Well Water Testing for Contaminants Offered in Mooresville

Worried about your well water? Scientist are offering free tests this month

Free water testing for neighbors of Duke Energy

Researchers test samples in Iredell County to ensure drinking water is safe

Iredell Co. officials respond to state report on thyroid cancer cases in area

Thyroid cancers near Lake Norman baffle researchers. But they might have clues.

Meeting set to discuss well-water testing results and well maintenance

Commissioners approve resolution supporting cancer cluster study bill

Researchers discuss water safety, test results in Iredell County

Encouraging results for most wells in Iredell County

In Iredell County, tests show high percentage of wells contain Chromium 6

Community meeting regarding thyroid cancer and coal ash facilities set

Thyroid cancer panel of experts collecting community comments

Deadline approaching to submit comments regarding thyroid cancer to statewide panel

Cooper signs into law Cancer Research Advisory Panel bill crafted by Vickie Sawyer

Thyroid cancer cluster: first steps taken in a long process

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for more information on Thyroid Cancer

Well Water Testing with Virginia Tech and Results: click here

Resources

Cancer and the Environment: North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

Click here for more information from the Central Cancer Registry

Center for Disease Control Thyroid Cancer information

Center for Disease Control Cancer Prevention information

National Cancer Institute information on Thyroid Cancer