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The web Directory of Information Materials for People Affected by Cancer is regularly updated and currently has details of over 1,900 booklets, leaflets, books and audiovisual materials for people affected by cancer. Most have been published in the last five years but we have included some older ones that are still useful.

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A laryngectomee's travel guide to the British Isles (2017)

Cantlie P

This booklet has details of hospitals believed to handle emergencies of the type that laryngectomees may suffer. It includes flash cards (English, French, Spanish, and German) to help a voiceless laryngectomee indicate what the problem is.

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Understanding cancer of the voicebox (larynx) (June 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet gives information and support to people who have cancer of the larynx. It describes cancer of the larynx, the risk factors, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, staging and grading, treatment options (radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy, biological therapies), and living with a laryngectomy. Feelings are explored and the booklet also includes details of useful organisations and resources such as books and websites.

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Laryngectomy is not a tragedy. An introduction to pharyngeal speech (2013)

Norgate S

This updated edition contains the original chapters written by Sydney Norgate in 1989 plus additional material by Dr Nicola Oswald on current speech methods and future developments. It will provide help and encouragement to all laryngectomy patients and their families. It is full of practical advice and information, as well as reassurance. The author, who had himself had his larynx removed, wrote from personal experience of the problems caused by the loss of normal speech, and describes the method of learning to use substitute pharyngeal speech. Written in a straightforward, humorous style and illustrated with cartoons 'Laryngectomy is not a Tragedy' has proved to be a valuable source of advice and inspiration to all those who face this operation. (Publisher)

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Swimming after laryngectomy (September 2012)

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

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Emergency resuscitation for laryngectomy and tracheostomy patients (September 2012)

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

This leaflet opens out into an illustrated A3 poster with detailed instructions on emergency resuscitation for people who have had a laryngectomy or tracheostomy.

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Living with a laryngectomy (September 2012)

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

Pack containing four leaflets as follows: First reactions to being told you need a laryngectomy; Adjusting to a new way of communicating after laryngectomy; Long-term healing problems after laryngectomy; Coping with mood changes after laryngectomy.

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Handbook for laryngectomy patients (October 2012)

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

This booklet has been designed for use by pre- and post-operative laryngectomees and their families. It covers the initial diagnosis, the operation and afterwards, speech and language therapy, stoma care and returning to normal life.

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Laryngectomy stoma care. A guide for the laryngectomee and family (September 2012)

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

Describes care of a stoma following laryngectomy, including cleaning, humidification, airway protection and clothing.

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Information for laryngectomy patients (September 2012)

National Association of Laryngectomee Clubs

Information on the benefits available to people who have had a laryngectomy. The leaflet also lists some useful publications and addresses of support organisations.

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