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24 February 2024
If your doctor hasn’t already talked to you about an HME, make sure to ask them for information.  
Breathing and speaking through your stoma after a laryngectomy
16 February 2024
Of all cancer diagnoses, one percent are laryngeal cancer. Typical symptoms are a sore throat, voice changes and possible ear pain.
Going through a total laryngectomy
08 February 2024
My name is Alan Spinks and I wrote this with the hope that it will help other people who are about to have or have had a total laryngectomy.   
Laryngectomy info: Your guide
15 July 2023
This Total Laryngectomy Guide will help and guide you through your surgery and recovery after your laryngectomy. Information before surgery is key to a better recovery. 
Support family and friends
08 June 2023
Standing beside a loved one diagnosed with cancer is challenging and sometimes hard. You are not diagnosed with the disease, but you might feel afraid, helpless, exhausted and sad.
Alan, head and neck nurse, laryngectomized
05 May 2023
I had my laryngectomy exactly 8 years ago.