“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)




I believe that my success as a cancer patient is first due to the process of recognition on a basic level, that something in my body was not the same as it was and I was worse off.Jessica Tar
National Spokesperson for HNCA & squamous cell carcinoma survivor

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