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esophageal speech

[eh-sof-uh-JEE-uhl] a special way to speak used by some people after the voice box (larynx) has been removed. Air is swallowed to produce a “belching” type of speech. New devices, improved surgery, and the use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy instead of surgery have reduced the need to learn esophageal speech.

What happens after treatment for laryngeal or hypopharyngeal ...

... Esophageal speech: After a laryngectomy, your windpipe (trachea) has been
separated from the throat, so you can no longer expel air from the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-after-follow-up

Cancer Glossary

... and the use of chemotherapy and radiation therapy instead of surgery have
reduced the need to learn esophageal speech. esophagus Search [ih ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=e

Surgery for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers | American ...

... the picture below.) Once the larynx is removed, normal speech is no ... The
connection between the throat and the esophagus is usually not affected ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/overviewguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-overview-treating-surgery

Surgery for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancers | American ...

... operation, known as a hemilaryngectomy, will allow some speech to remain. ...
The connection between the throat and the esophagus is usually not ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/laryngealandhypopharyngealcancer/detailedguide/laryngeal-and-hypopharyngeal-cancer-treating-surgery

Surgery for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer

... Losing your voice box will mean that normal speech is no longer possible ... This
tube goes in through the nose, down the esophagus, and into the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/oralcavityandoropharyngealcancer/detailedguide/oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-treating-surgery

Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancers

... Pharyngo-esophageal junction (where ... as a hemilaryngectomy, will allow some
speech to remain ... between the throat and the esophagus is usually ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003108-pdf.pdf

Special aspects of some cancer treatments

... esophagus, talking during lovemaking is not a big problem. It does take more
effort though, and you lose some of the emotional nuances. A speech ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinwomen/sexualityforthewoman/sexuality-for-women-with-cancer-special-ca-treatments

Stomach Cancer Overview

... In everyday speech, the word “stomach” is often used to refer to the ... chewed
and swallowed, it passes down a tube called the esophagus and goes ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/cid/documents/webcontent/003077-pdf.pdf

Special concerns linked to certain cancers and their treatment

... your esophagus, talking during sex is not a big problem. But it does take more
effort, and you lose some of the emotional nuances. A speech aid ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/sexualsideeffectsinmen/sexualityfortheman/sexuality-for-men-with-cancer-special-ca-treatments

Swallowing problems

... If pain in the esophagus gets worse with cold foods, try food at ... called “Mouth
sores.”); Ask your doctor about seeing a speech-language pathologist ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/dealingwithsymptomsathome/caring-for-the-patient-with-cancer-at-home-swallowing-problems