A laryngectomy shakes this physician to the core

As an infectious diseases physician with a special interest in head and neck infections, I had extensive experience in otolaryngological illnesses. However, when I was exposed to new, different, and challenging experiences as a neck cancer patient, I had to deal with these as a patient — not as a physician. I endured the consequences of radiation, repeated surgeries, and prolonged hospitalizations. I confronted medical errors in my care, discrimination following loss of my vocal cords, and the hardships of regaining my ability to speak.

via A laryngectomy shakes this physician to the core.

I could not be that brave.

Definitely worth the read.


  1. Radiotherapy with concurrent chemotherapy is considered standard care for patients desiring laryngeal preservation, and total laryngectomy is reserved for recurrent or residual disease as salvage therapy.

    Nice information thank you