Useful Links for Patients
"The Laryngectomee Guide” by I. Brook MD.
Contains practical information on medical, dental and psychological issues, side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; speaking; airway, stoma, and voice prosthesis care, eating, swallowing, and travel.
Free download from http://www.entnet.org/content/laryngectomee-guide
Available also as paperback at: http://dribrook.blogspot.com and Dr Brook's other book “My Voice, a physician’s personal experience with throat cancer” is also available on that website.
"You can say That Again" by Alan Dear / The Cancer Council Australia / Laryngectomee Association of NSW
An easily readable reference, guide and helpline for people who are about to have, or have had, a laryngectomy.
Visible at http://www.stilltalking.org/bookletV5.html
“Self Help for the Laryngectomee” by E. Lauder.
Contained useful information. Very useful to learn oesophageal speech. It helps understand becoming and learning to live as a laryngectomee.
Can be downloaded for free at http://electrolarynx.com/Self_Help_for_the_Laryngectomee_book.pdf
Available also in paperback from: http://www.electrolarynx.com
"The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative"
Providing tracheostomy patient forums, education and resources.
“Handbook for laryngectomy patients”
Published by the British National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs. Has information about the stoma care and return to normal life. Can be downloaded at
"Going Home with a Laryngectomy Stoma: A Guide for Patients and Carers"
A guide for Laryngectomy patients from NSWHealth and Liverpool Hospital.
The Cancer Council