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Nursing2015

August 2007, Volume 37 Number 8 , p 8 - 8 [FREE]

Author

  • SANDY CAMPBELL RN, OCN

Abstract

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CAMPBELL, SANDY RN, OCN

North ...

 

As a recently retired oncology nurse, I read with interest your article "Looking at Laryngeal Cancer" (May 2007), a topic not often covered in nursing journals. My 58-year-old brother was diagnosed with this cancer last year. He was very motivated to educate himself before he made a treatment decision. One of the most valuable tools he found was WebWhispers (http://www.webwhispers.org), an excellent online support group for patients who've had laryngectomies, with a good library of educational information. He also downloaded the E-triloquist computer program for his laptop (http://www.etriloquist.com) so he could have a voice until he found his own new voice.

 
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He's done exceptionally well with his treatment, and he believes that educating himself preoperatively contributed greatly to his success.

 

SANDY CAMPBELL, RN, OCN

 

North Jackson, Ohio