National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs
"The formation of a National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs (NALC) arose out of a meeting on 12 May 1975, at Charing Cross Hospital, London, where a number of laryngectomee patients from three London clubs met together, with the knowledge and support of clubs in Birmingham, Bristol and Nottingham. The proposed Association would be responsible for looking after the interests of all laryngectomee patients.
Today, NALC has almost 100 clubs nationwide and offers a range of services to Laryngectomees and their families and carers. A major role of the clubs is to provide the sort of non-medical help and information that can only come from the experience of living with a laryngectomy.
The Association endeavours to publicise, by all means, the problems of the laryngectomee and to encourage understanding by the general public"
Throat Cancer Foundation
An organisation dedicated to providing support and information to all those affected by throat cancer. (See article in the ' News' page to find out more).
Support for People with Oral and Head & Neck Cancer
Useful US Website offering ‘Support for People with Oral and Head & Neck Cancer’, and includes motivational stories of people who have survived cancer, plus useful dietary tips, new treatments, and general well-being advice.
International Association of Laryngectomees
A useful (US based) websites, formed in 1952 to connect and help many newly-formed Laryngectomee Clubs in America. Today it covers details on Laryngectomee resources, news, advancement in care and rehabilitation, and more. Also affiliated with ‘Web Whispers’ below...
Emergency SMS Text Service to Police/Ambulance Service
The emergency SMS service lets deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people in the UK send an SMS text message to the UK 999 service where it will be passed to the police, ambulance, fire rescue, or coastguard. Simply by sending an SMS message to 999 you can call for help and the emergency services will be able to reply to you.
FIRST - you will need to register your mobile phone before using the emergency SMS service.
Simply click on the Registering your phone link on the Website above for more information.
A useful website containing many useful articles, advice, news and events concerning Laryngectomees in the US and around the world, and dedicated to ‘providing practical and educational information and support by way of the Internet to Laryngectomees and to all persons diagnosed with or treated for cancer that affects the larynx or those who have suffered damage to the vocal cords’.
National Tracheostomy Safety Project  
The National Tracheostomy Safety Project aims to improve the care of patients with a laryngectomy or tracheostomy by ensuring medical staff are familiar with their needs, especially in emergency situations. NALC is a partner in the project.
Macmillan Cancer Support          
Covers the Macmillan Home page, which includes ‘About Macmillan’, How We Help’, ‘Cancer Information’ Online Community’ and many other important areas. This website also currently features a ‘New Financial Guidance Service’ which offers expert Benefits Help and Support advice on claiming the benefits you may be entitled to. It also includes a section for general questions to be answered about cancer (Or ‘phone 0808 808 00 00 – Mon-Fri, 9am – 8pm).
Now in its 100th year, Macmillan Cancer Support offers a myriad of help services covering all areas of cancer, treatments, rehabilitation, pre and post operation help and advice, welfare and benefits help, fundraising, local events, sports activities, plus a whole collection of valuable and helpful free information publications – books, leaflets, newsletters - and more!

The Laryngectomee Guide.
The guide provides practical information to assist laryngectomees and their caregivers in dealing with medical, dental, and psychological challenges. Topics covered include the diagnosis and treatment of laryngeal cancer; side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking after laryngectomy; and how to care for the airway, stoma, heat and moisture exchange filter, and voice prosthesis. Also addressed are eating and swallowing issues, preventive care, use of CT and PET scans, emergency situations, anesthesia, and traveling as a laryngectomee.

Itzhak Brook, MD, MSc, is an Adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Brook is the past chairman of the Anti-infective Drug Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration. He has done extensive research on anaerobic and respiratory tract infections, anthrax, and infections following exposure to ionizing radiation. Dr. Brook was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2006. Two years later he had his larynx removed and currently speaks with a tracheoesophageal prosthesis.