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Device Helps M.D. Speak After Larynx Cancer
As a physician, Dennis Welch knew it was a medical fact he would lose the ability to speak after his larynx (voice box) was removed surgically to treat cancer. But his feelings as a patient were much more complex.

“I was intellectually prepared, but I wasn’t really emotionally prepared,” he says. “I’m not sure if there is any way you can be ready. It still came as a shock.”


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