“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 16 languages/dialects: English, French, Russian, Italian, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, Turkish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Romanian, Portuguese, Persian (Farsi), and Spanish (Central American, Andine, Spain, and South American version).

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 Iranian.

1-866-792-HNCA (4622)




You can feel great as I did and still be walking around with Stage IV cancer, so watch out for anything that can give you a sign that something is not right with your body.Michael West
Survivor of HPV-attributed Stage IV Throat Cancer

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