In the early years of being able to email each other and compare notes on what had happened to us and how we handled it, we set up a page for Helpful Hints on the Internet.  In addition to writing our ideas so that we could learn from other's experiences, we catalogued them.  As we grew, this became our Library of Information.

This is now a multi-section presentation of helpful information with explanations of terms, information about cancer of the larynx, and special sections for before and after laryngectomy surgery. Symptoms, treatments, and side effects are covered. Links are provided to otolaryngology centers and other reliable sources for additional information and support.

There are addresses to write for free information, choices for learning to talk again, and guidance from health care providers as well as suggestions from our vendors and professionals. Ideas are gathered here from the experiences of laryngectomees who know what it is like to survive this type of cancer and who wish to help ease the way for those who face these treatments, choices, and challenges.

Included are complete indexes for newsletters, Whispers on the Web and HeadLines and links to other reading material.


Reprinting/Copying Guidelines

Readers interested in reprinting an article from any part of our library and/or newsletters for use in another newsletter, handout, or for any other noncommercial purpose are welcome to do so after requesting and receiving permission to reprint, which should be requested from the Editors at

At a minimum, the reprinted article should be credited to the original author (if known) and to the section of the WebWhispers library from which it was copied or the edition of the publication from which it was copied. In the case of "VoicePoints" articles from Whispers on the Web, permission to reprint should initially be requested through the "VoicePoints" Coordinator.



Our Library Committee and Staff consists of:

Ron Mattoon, Webmaster

Rita Burfitt

Hank Luniewski

Karen Bishop, Registered Dietitian & Holistic Nutritionist

Tom Whitworth, WW President

Kim Almand, MA, CCC-SLP, VoicePoints Coordinator for Whispers on the Web,


For suggestions, contributions, corrections or questions about this section, please contact:

Library Staff.