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Additional resources for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Helping Children When A Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Insurance and financial issues

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

More on cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Targeted Therapy

Cancer treatment side effects

Caring for the Patient with Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Nausea and Vomiting

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Get Relief From Cancer Pain

Pain Diary

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL)
Toll-free number: 1-866-425-3678 (1-866-IAL-FORU)
Website: www.theial.com

    Programs and services include: Skills education for laryngectomees; a directory of vendors for laryngectomy supplies, including communication devices, stoma covers, “neck breather’ bracelets and more; laryngectomee clubs in over 11 countries (internet clubs also available); a registry of alaryngeal (post-laryngectomy) speech instructors; the Voice Rehabilitation Institute which trains laryngectomees and therapists; as well as newsletters and educational materials

Let’s Face It
Website: http://www.dent.umich.edu/faceit

    A free online resource about, by, and for people with facial differences, including facial disfigurement as a result of cancer; offers information on dealing with diagnosis, finding a good doctor, health insurance, research articles, and lifestyle tips

National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER)
TYY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    Their “Cancer Information Service” offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)
Toll-free number: 1-888-650-9127
Website: www.canceradvocacy.org

    Call 1-877-NCCS-YES (622-7937) for publications on many topics and Cancer Survivor Toolbox® orders. The Cancer Survival Toolbox is a free program that teaches skills that can help people with cancer meet the challenges of their illness.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer, Inc. (SPOHNC)
Toll-free number: 1-800-377-0928
Website: www.spohnc.org

    Offers free telephone support for survivors and their families, as well as resources and referrals on all aspects of oral and head and neck cancer; also has a “survivor-to-survivor network;” and resource and product information, including a free resource guide called “We Have Walked in Your Shoes”

WebWhispers Nu-Voice Club
Website: www.webwhispers.org

    A free internet-based laryngectomee resource for those who have questions about larynx cancer treatments, surgery, recovery, and what life is like after a laryngectomy. Offers an information library -- covering topics as varied as larynx cancer treatment, talking again, stoma care, activities of daily living, and caregiving ; a complete listing of laryngectomee suppliers; the WebWhispers Forum – an online community; a loan closet that provides temporary use of an electrolarynx (EL) for member trials or for those whose units are being repaired; and more

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 04/08/2014
Last Revised: 04/17/2014