The “Laryngectomee Society” of the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad was started in the year 1999. The term “Society” was preferred to “Club” to remove any misconceptions regarding the group’s purpose of not being for leisure or entertainment purposes, but to fill in a medico-social need. The Society presently has over 150 members (patients) and the meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month in the hospital premises.
Regular outdoor activities and picnics are also organized for the laryngectomees with the initiative of the medical social worker and their volunteers. The Society has become a role model for a self-help group initiative in cancer rehabilitation and other cancer support groups have taken its example to start their own support groups on similar lines.
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