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Living with laryngeal cancer

Advice and support to help you cope with the practical and emotional difficulties of living with laryngeal cancer.


Find out what you can do, who can help and how to cope with laryngeal cancer.

Having a breathing stoma

A breathing stoma is a hole in your neck that allows you to breathe. See what a stoma is, how you look after it and how you speak with it.

Speaking after a laryngectomy

After having your voice box removed (laryngectomy) you will lose your voice. Read about other ways you can use to communicate.

Diet after laryngeal cancer

After treatment for laryngeal cancer, you might have difficulty swallowing, loss of taste or weight loss. See how you can make the most of your diet.

Your sex life

Treatment for laryngeal cancer can change the way you feel about sex. But there are some ways to cope.

Support at home

You might need some support at home due to cancer or its treatment. Lots of practical and emotional support is available to you.

Resources and books

Find organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with laryngeal cancer and treatment.

Last reviewed: 
23 Jul 2018
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