Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer Overview

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More information about laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers

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,

More detailed information about Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancers

Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancers (detailed guide) (also in Spanish)

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)

A Guide to Chemotherapy (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 to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and web sites*

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

International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL)
Toll-free number: 1-866-IAL-FORU (1-866-425-3678)

    Programs and services include: Skills education for laryngectomees (people who have had their larynx removed); 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 material

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)

    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
Toll-free number: 1-888-650-9127

    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

    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

    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

Last Medical Review: 04/08/2014
Last Revised: 01/13/2015