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The Liverpool Larrys are a support group dedicated to helping throat cancer patients and their families.
We are a warm and friendly club offering support and free advice on a wide range of subjects.
The Liverpool Larrys is open to relatives and friends too and meets monthly although please check in the News & Events section below, as sometimes things change!
The Laryngectomee Guide – Excerpts
I am a physician who became a laryngectomee in 2008. I was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer in 2006 and was initially treated with a course of radiation. After experiencing a recurrence two years later, my doctors recommended that total laryngectomy was the best assurance for eradicating the cancer. As I write this, it has been ten years since my operation; there has been no sign of recurrence.
After becoming a laryngectomee, I realized the magnitude of the challenges faced by new laryngectomees in learning how to care for themselves. Overcoming these challenges requires mastering new techniques in caring for one’s airways, dealing with life long side effects of radiation and other treatments, living with the results of surgeries, facing uncertainties about the future, and struggling with psychological, social, medical and dental issues.
I also learned the difficulties of life as a head and neck cancer survivor. This cancer and its treatment affect some of the most basic human functions, communication, nutrition, and social interaction.
As I gradually learned to cope with my life as a laryngectomee, I realized that the solutions to many problems are not only based on
medicine and science but also on experience in addition to trial and error. I also realized that what works for one person may not always work for another.
The Laryngectomee Guide also has information about side effects of radiation and chemotherapy; methods of speaking; airway, mucus, stoma, voice prosthesis; eating and swallowing; medical, dental and psychological issues; respiration; anesthesia & travelling.
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Latest News & Meetings
Liverpool Larrys hold meetings on the first Thursday of every month.
Unfortunately, our normal meeting space is being renovated and we are unable to use
the room for future meetings. Our February meeting is now at the Therapies Building which is at the back of the Main Hospital and the Multi Storey Car Park.
We will keep you informed of future developements in our search for a permanent location.
All are welcome and are always assured a warm and friendly time.
Please see our map below for directions to the Therapies Building
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