Thursday, September 4, 2014

Resources, links and other information available for you.

Periodical-on-line journals
Journal of the American Medical Association
Oncology Issues

Other Journal Information
Journal of Fluency Disorders

Advocacy Sites
Tobacco Free - Education for people of all ages on smoking and tobacco use

Cancer (General) Sites
American Cancer Society
Cancer Care. Source for information, resources, and services available to cancer patients.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS). Grassroots network of individuals and organizations working on behalf of people with all types of cancer.

Caregiver Sites 
National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) Addresses common needs of all family caregivers.
Well Spouse Foundation. A site for well spouses who face the same problems of anger, guilt, fear, isolation, grief and financial threat, whether they are full-time caregivers or whether their partners have only moderately disabling illnesses.
Partnership for Caring: America's Voices for the Dying is a coalition of individual consumers, consumer organizations, health care professionals and health care organizations advocating for needed changes in professional and public policy and health care systems to improve care for dying persons and their families.

Social Security. The official website of the social security administration. Information on disability, Medicare and how to apply for services.

Head and Neck Cancer Related Sites 
American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
American Brain Tumor Association: Learn about the latest treatments, research, support resources as well as ABTA events
Cancer of the Larynx. Information, support and assistance for cancer of the larynx patients.
Cancer of the Larynx Information. This center provides information from the International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL). Includes resources for obtaining assistance and support from local organizations, where to find qualified speech pathologists and other events of interest. Has information on the association's listserv "web whispers".
Thyroid Cancer. An excellent site for information on types of thyroid cancer and treatment.
National Oral Cancer Awareness Program (NOCAP). A resource for professionals and the public.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research

Speech and Swallowing
The American Speech-Language Hearing
Electronic Speech Enhancement. Information on the ESE device for individuals with neuromuscular impairment and other voice/speech disorders.

Support Sites
WebWhispers Nu Voice Club - An active international Email-based online laryngectomee support group with a Newsletter and a Loaner Closet.
Support for People with Head and Neck Cancer. A patient directed self-help organization dedicated to meeting the needs of Oral and Head and Neck Cancer patients.

Cancer Care - Source for information, resources, and services, online support groups.

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