Thyroid Cancer Information

The Iredell County Health Department strives to protect personal, community, and environmental health.  The health and safety of Iredell County residents is a top priority of the Iredell County Health Department.  For more information related to thyroid cancer and preventative measures, please refer to the links below:


Thyroid Cancer Timeline (updated 12.13.19)

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 Thyroid Cancer Research 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


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