“The Laryngectomee Guide,” written by HNCA board member and throat cancer survivor, Dr. Itzhak Brook, is a very helpful resource for laryngectomees, their caregivers, and medical professionals. It contains information about the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking; airway, stoma, and voice prosthesis care; eating and swallowing; medical, dental and psychological concerns; respiration; anesthesia; and traveling.

The Guide is available now in ten languages (English, Italian, Bulgarian, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Persian (Farsi)).

The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and other otolaryngological societies across the world have made the Guide available for free download on their websites. Paperback copies are also given to laryngectomees in Taiwan and Bulgaria thanks to generous grants.

Links to obtain the Guide are below. The eBook versions are FREE.

The Guide is currently being translated into Spanish, Iranian, French, and Romanian.

1-866-792-HNCA (4622)




HNCA provides me with the information and support I need. It also provides me with a medium to serve as a role model to others diagnosed with head and neck cancer.Jason Mendelsohn
Stage-4 HPV-related oral cancer survivor

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