I am so very sorry that you and John are facing this awful challenge. Here, on the CSF Forum, we will do our best to provide support and point you to helpful information. Could you tell me where in France you are? There may be a CSF Association close enough to provide more personal support, if that would be of help? Or we can put you in touch with telephone support wherever you are in France.
If you prefer to seek information through the internet, then the Cancer Research website and links are the most reliable in English. The INCa and La Ligue contre le cancer websites provide similar information, but in French. Cancer of the larynx is treated as an aero-digestive cancer in France. You will find these at:
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-c ... cer/about/
http://www.e-cancer.fr/cancerinfo/les-c ... s-des-vads
http://www.ligue-cancer.net/localisatio ... che-larynx
I do hope this is of some help. Do not hesitate to post again.
Many thanks for your reply. I am in the Haute Vienne and have already been in touch with csf in my area who have already provided wonderful support. They were the ones that suggested the forum may provide some answers for us. My head is still spinning at the moment but I just want to get as much information as I can to get John through this.
I have sent out a message to all our active listeners registered on the Forum and asked them to read your post. I have also contacted the volunteers in my own CSF group in the Sud de France. This way I very much hope that we will be able to put you in touch with someone who has been through this and who can provide more practical information.
With warmest wishes to you both,
I am so sorry to read about your husbands condition. This must be so worrying for you both. CSF-HV will look after you well, and there is plenty of language support available, especially if you need to have a translator available at consultations to ensure you fully understand what is going to be done, and more importantly to ask the suestions about voice restoration. There is some very useful information on the Macmillan website which explains how this works in the UK and so may help you formulate your questions here. Search for macmillan cancer care/information-and-support/larynx. Their website is bei g up-dated, so the route might not be completely accurate.
With every good wish