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. 

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