Our primary purpose is to provide practical and educational information and support by way of the Internet to laryngectomees and to all persons diagnosed with or treated for cancer that affects the larynx or those who have suffered damage to the vocal cords. We include caregivers in our membership. Support is directed toward creating understanding, providing educational opportunities and rehabilitation assistance. Through contact with other patients, caregivers and medical personnel, we offer the opportunity to learn.


Website map


This is an easy site to use but we hope the website map will make it easier to find the information you need and to get there in a hurry. Our Navigation Bar is across the top of every page with eight titles, which go straight to that department or you can scroll down to find a link to the webpage you are looking for.
We drew our Website Map, following the horizontal menu across the website page.


HOME PAGE - on our Navigation bar


Through our Home Page, you may connect with any part of the website.

Check our Members Area | How to Join to join email lists. (top right on page)
Find direct links to Newsletters and a Search Engine for the site. (bottom right)

Home - Welcome to WebWhispers

Members Area - Requires ID and Password
How to JOIN
    Application to Join
    Update your information
Newsletter - Whispers on the Web
Newsletter - HeadLines

Frequently asked Questions

How Do I Find Things on the Website?


ABOUT US - on Our Navigation Bar



Frequently Asked Questions

Website Map -    YOU ARE HERE


    Administative Notices
    Semi-Annual Reports




Founder - "Dutch" Helms - Pat Sanders



    Casey-Cooper Award
    Laryngectomee of the Year
    Certificates & Grants
In Memoriam

Current Notices


LIBRARY - On Our Navigation Bar


Our Information Library is always growing in advice, links, graphics and reading material. We cover 'what to do before laryngectomy' through 'learning to talk again' or from serious studying to learning what some of our common words mean and you can laugh with us at special 'laryngectomee humor'.



Frequently asked Questions

General Information - Introduction
     Facts and Figures
     Acronyms and Definitions
     What is Larynx Cancer (Links)
     Free for the Asking

     SLP Information

Common Concerns
     Other Choices
     Volunteerism - General
     Volunteerism - Anti-Tobacco/Smoking

     Before Laryngectomy
     Laryngectomy Surgery
     Post Laryngectomy

Other Treatments
     Side Effects
     New and Experimental Treatments
     Scans and Tests

Stoma Care
     Stoma Care - Basics
     Stoma Care - Do's & Don'ts
     Stoma Care - Equipment
     HME (Heat/Moisture Exchange)
     Stoma Covers and Patterns
     After Care - Mucus Problems

Possible Problems
    Acid Reflux

    Being on Oxygen

    Dry Mouth - Xerostomia 

    Dental Issues


    Dental Issues




    Nebulizer Usage

    Neck and Shoulder Dysfunction

    Pain Management

    Peg Tube

    Recurrent Disease

    Second Primaries

    Stroke and Vascular Problems Related to Head Neck Radiation




Talking Again
     Recommended Reading
     Esophageal Speech
     Text to Speech Apps
     Hands-Free Devices
     Alternative Communications

    Speech Difficulties

    State TEDPA Programs

How We Live
     Travel - Near and Far
     Keep Active
     Everyday Living
     Local Support Groups
     Laryngectomee Humor
     Miscellaneous Hints
     Books and Articles
     Drinks and Liquid Foods
     Soft Foods
     Crock-Pot Comments/Recipes
     Tasty Favorites
     Lary Kitchen
     Eating Problems
     Hints and Links


ACTIVITIES - On Our Navigation Bar


We offer a chance for "face to face" meetings twice a year:
The International Association of Laryngectomees Annual Meeting and Voice Institute, where our WW annual awards dinner is also held.
WebWhispers also sponsors a yearly cruise for those who would like to join us. Photos and Youtube videos are available for your viewing on our Cruise Pages


Email List



Website Reading

WW at the IAL

WW Annual Dinner

WW Cruises

Past WW Dinners


SERVICES - On Our Navigation Bar


WebWhispers brochures are available for handout. Please order by email and we send out free to help people find us.
We have a loan closet for our members who need ELs on temporary basis.



Free Brochures

WW Pins and Patches

Local Club List

Voice Institute Scholarships

Loan Closet for Members

Webbies Workshops

SUPPLIERS - On Our Navigation Bar


These are the suppliers of laryngectomee items in a listing, telling what their basic products are for us. They are mostly members of WebWhispers and supporters of our site via donations. Check them out first and ask for catalogs.


DONATIONS - On Our Navigation Bar


Our website is here today because of the generosity of our members and the non-members who contribute to keep us going. Our email lists would not operate without the donations to pay for the services. We are volunteers so every dollar is poured back into our services.



Mail your Donation

Online Donations


eBay Giving Works

Special Contributions

In Honor/Memory of:

Sustaining Members

Previous Years

CONTACT US - On Our Navigation Bar



On this page, you will find Officers & Staff with Photos and Email Contact
Departmental Email Addresses
Administrative Mailing Address



The information offered via WebWhispers in any form is not intended as a substitute for professional medical help or advice but is to be used only as an aid in understanding current medical knowledge. A physician should always be consulted for any health problem or medical condition. The statements, comments, and/or opinions expressed in the Library or in articles in Whispers on the Web are those of the authors only and are not to be construed as those of the WebWhispers management, its general membership, or our staff.


Remember all of these pages may be reached through the links in the horizontal red navigation bar across the top of this and almost every page on the website.



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