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Introduction
    The diagnosis of the cancer of larynx and hypopharynx bring with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers.
This section of the Cancer Information Network is arranged to provide answers to some of these questions and assist patients and their caregivers in finding additional resources....
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The Cancer Patient's Workbook: Everything You Need to Stay Organized and Informed - "This book gave me hope and guidance, and was definitely a blessing to me especially in the first several weeks after my diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer.  I would recommend the Cancer Patient's Workbook to any one who has cancer."


What You Need to Know about Laryngeal Cancer - Basic general information about laryngeal cancer, its diagnosis, and treatment.


Voice Box Cancer - This web site is brought to you by The Head & Neck Surgery Clinic of Houston. It provides information on cancers of the supraglottic larynx, glottis, and subglottic larynx.

Medcyclopaedia: Hypopharynx Cancer - Understand the anatomy of the hypopharynx, the pathology, and epidemiology of hypopharyngeal cancer from this article.

American Cancer Society: What Are Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancers? - Basic information from the American Cancer Society.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Cancer of Larynx - Provides a quick review for cancer of larynx.

 


Hypopharynx Cancer Quick Reference - Facts on hypopharyngeal cancer from Sharp Labs.

TNM Staging Systems for Laryngeal Cancer - The stage of this malignancy is the most important prognostic factor for a cancer patient.

TNM Staging Systems for Hypopharyngeal Cancer - The stage of this malignancy is the most important prognostic factor for a cancer patient.

Diagnosis

Normal Anatomy: Laryngoscopy  - Laryngoscopy is the most important diagnostic tool in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal cancer diagnosis.

The CT Diagnosis of Head and Neck Region  - A typical picture of laryngeal cancer seen on a CT image.

Virtual Hospital: Normal Radiologic Anatomy of Head and Neck - Provides normal X-ray, CT, and MRI anatomy of the head and neck area.

 
Treatments 

How is Laryngeal Cancer Treated  - Information for healthcare professionals from the National Cancer Institute.


Optimizing Treatment for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer   - Plenary presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Early Stage Laryngeal Cancer: A Patient's Consultation Note  - Understand the common presenting symptoms, pathology, diagnosis, and radiation treatment for early stage laryngeal cancer from a cancer patient's initial consultation note. comming soon!

Laryngectomy, A Brief Description  - This page describes a surgical procedure called a laryngectomy (removal
of the larynx).

Laryngectomy FAQ's - Provides information on laryngectomy in FAQ form.  Has both background FAQs' and laryngectomy specific FAQ's.

"Save Your Voice" -  New Hope for Laryngeal Cancer Patients   - Results of an eight-year national clinical trial presented in 2001 annual meeting of American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Rehabilitation, Follow-up and Living with Cancer of the Larynx - Information on post-treatment rehabilitation and speech therapy.
 
Other

Anatomy and Function of the Larynx - This page from the Voice Center describes the anatomy and function of the voice box. 

Pauline's Diary: 2 Weeks after Head and Neck Radiotherapy  - Photographs of burns for head and neck cancer radiotherapy in the 2 weeks after finishing therapy.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LARYNGECTOMIES (IAL) - Contact: IAL, P.O. Box 2664, Newport News, VA 23609-0664, Tel: 757-888-0324, Fax: 757-888-0965. An association of over 230 laryngectomy clubs. Clubs provide pre- and post-operation visits to laryngeal cancer patients, and continuing support education for laryngectomies and families. E-mail: ial@larynxlink.com.
 
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At Face Value: My Struggle With A Disfiguring Cancer - A cancer survivor's story by Terry Healey.  Terry was diagnosed with Fibrosarcoma in 1984.  He had extensive radiation treatment after "too many surgeries to count," and has been cancer free since 1986.

Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

Financial Assistance  for Cancer Care - provides an extensive listing of resources available that may offer financial assistance to help cover costs of cancer care.
 
Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
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