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Useful Links

 

www.theswallows.org.uk
A leading UK support group for head and neck cancer patients and their carers and families.

www.britishlaryngological.org
A membership society which aims to achieve advancement in laryngology through research, education and training for the benefit of the public. It is the professional association for all doctors and paramedical staff involved in the  diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the larynx, commonly known as the voice box.

www.throatcancerfoundation.org
Dedicated to providing support and information to all those affected by throat cancer.

www.spohnc.org
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.

www.theial.com
The International Association of Laryngectomees was 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. 

www.webwhispers.org
Articles, advice, news and events concerning laryngectomees in the US and around the world, and dedicated to ‘providing practical and educational information and support' 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’.

www.ncin.org.uk/cancer_type_and_topic
_specific_work/cancer_type_
specific work/
head_and_neck_cancers/head_and_neck_
cancer_hub/default.aspx
National Cancer Intelligence Network Head and Neck Cancer Hub:
Data and intelligence on head and neck cancers in England. It is aimed at a wide range of professionals working in the field, including NHS providers, commissioners, Cancer Networks, charities and clinicians. It also provides information and links for patients and the general public who wish to understand more about head and neck cancers. NALC is involved in the specialist NCIN Head and Neck group.

www.ncin.org.uk/cancer_type_and_topic
_specific_work
/cancer_type_
specific_work/
head_and_neck_cancers/head_and_neck_
cancers_sscrg_events
 'Head and Neck Workshops' section of the National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN) Website which currently shows the latest Head and Neck SSCRG events, including Head and Neck Workshops conducted in April 2013. Here you'll find the complete workshop programmes, including details of topics discussed, reviews of many cancer treatments and services of interest.    

www.emergencysms.org.uk
(Emergency SMS Text Service to Poloce/Ambulance Service):
Allows 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.
Please note: You will need to register your mobile phone before using the emergency SMS service.

www.cancerni.net/education/
elearningcareofthelaryngectomee
E-learning versions of the Education programme

www.tracheostomy.org.uk
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.

www.bbc.com/news/health-12228027.com
News of Brenda Jenson and her recent larynx transplant

 

Macmillan Cancer Support
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.

Laryngectomy - its treatments, recovery and living as a Laryngectomee - are well covered in many of Macmillan’s publications.  

www.macmillan.org.uk/
Cancerinformation/Cancertypes
All areas of Laryngectomy are covered, including ‘Head and Neck’ cancers. Below are links to other useful Macmillan care services and facilities across the UK:

be.macmillan.org.uk
Products and publications, clinical news, help services, reports and directories, and information sections including ’Understanding Head and Neck Cancers’. 

www.macmillan.org.uk/welfare
Macmillan’s Welfare Campaign: covers what progress the campaign is making, as the proposed Welfare Bill makes its way through Parliament. 

www.macmillan.org.uk/inyourarea
Where to find your nearest Macmillan information and support area, local events, volunteering and sporting activities 

www.macmillan.org.uk/Cancerinformation
/Livingwithandaftercancer/
Emotionaleffects/
Free counselling service


Club list

Access our Club List of many of the 75 laryngectomy clubs across the UK

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