We will start you off some Facebook pages that offer help & support for all laryngectomy sufferers. There are many communities to choose from:
(the above link includes a downloadable ‘guide’ to laryngectomee’s – a must read)
(Itzak Brook is a medically qualified Dr who sadly suffered as we do, but he has fought back brilliantly and now helps others. I would strongly recommend that you take his advice as you get the double barrelled version folks: our side & the medical side!)
Specific laryngeal cancer organisations and sites
Aims to promote the welfare of people who have had a laryngectomy, and their families. Produces a video and a range of booklets, including a handbook for people who have had a laryngectomy. Supports 80 local clubs and can arrange hospital visits before and after your operation.
The Cancer Laryngectomy Trust
PO Box 618
The Cancer Laryngectomee Trust was formed in 1985 to help provide support and understanding for people who have, or need, a laryngectomy. It has a magazine for members, and a book you can send for by email.
Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)
2 White Hart Yard
This is the professional body for speech therapists in the UK. It can advise on speech therapy services and give other information to people who have had a laryngectomy.
International Association of Laryngectomees
925B Peachtree Street NE
United States of America
This is an American organisation. They publish a newsletter online and have information about laryngectomy on their website.
General support organisations and sites
The Squire Centre
33 to 37 University Street
Provides written information and telephone support to anyone who has any kind of facial disfigurement.
Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer
SPOHNC is an American organisation is a support network for people with cancers of the head and neck. They have a survivor to survivor network and some useful information, for example on clinical trials and products that may be helpful if you’ve had a head and neck cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support
89 Albert Embankment
Macmillan Cancer Support improves the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care. They provide booklets on cancer and treatments and run helplines providing cancer information and benefits advice.
The Rarer Cancers Foundation
Provides information and support to people affected by a rare cancer.