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.

 

“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. 

http://globaltrach.org/collaborate/patients-families-portal/

 

“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

    http://www.laryngectomy.org.uk/files/7013/8600/0359/NALC_Handbook.pdf 

     

    "Going Home with a Laryngectomy Stoma: A Guide for Patients and Carers"

    A guide for Laryngectomy patients from NSWHealth and Liverpool Hospital. 

    http://www.swslhd.nsw.gov.au/cancer/pdf/goinghome.pdf

     

    "Preparations for a Secure Hands-Free Seal"

     

    "Methods of Voice Restoration"

     

    "What is a Laryngectomy?"

     

    The Cancer Council 

    http://www.cancercouncil.com.au/head-and-neck-cancer/after-cancer-treatment/speech-changes/ 

    Mindful Meditation for people with cancer from The Cancer Council