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The web Directory of Information Materials for People Affected by Cancer is regularly updated and currently has details of over 1,900 booklets, leaflets, books and audiovisual materials for people affected by cancer. Most have been published in the last five years but we have included some older ones that are still useful.

Results: 280

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Secondary breast cancer in the bone (March 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for people who have been diagnosed with secondary cancer in the bones that has spread from the breast. It describes what secondary breast cancer in the bone is, the symptoms, and the investigations. It also describes the treatment options, but not in great detail. Lists useful organisations.

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Secondary breast cancer in the brain (June 2017)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for people who have been diagnosed with secondary cancer in the brain that has spread from the breast. It describes what secondary breast cancer in the brain is, what the symptoms are, and the investigations. Briefly outlines the treatment options. Lists useful organisations.

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Secondary breast cancer in the liver (March 2017)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet is for anyone diagnosed with secondary cancer in the liver that has spread from the breast. It describes what secondary breast cancer in the liver is, the possible symptoms and how they can be managed, the investigations that might be needed, and the treatment options.

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Secondary breast cancer in the lung (July 2017)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet is for anyone diagnosed with secondary lung cancer that has spread from the breast. It describes what secondary breast cancer in the lung is, the symptoms and how they can be managed, the investigations that may be needed, and the treatment options. Support organisations are listed.

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In-between days. A memoir about living with cancer [currently being reviewed by our volunteers] (2016)

Harrison T

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. Ultimately redemptive and uplifting, In-Between Days reminds each one of us how beautiful life is, and what a gift. (Publisher)

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Understanding secondary breast cancer (July 2015)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet describes secondary breast cancer - breast cancer that has come back or that has spread to another part of the body. It includes information on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment (hormone treatment, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bisphosphonates, biological therapies), control of symptoms, guidance on recovery, and a discussion of issues such as sexuality and feelings. It includes details of useful organisations.

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Secondary breast cancer resource pack (October 2015)

Breast Cancer Care

This pack is for anyone with secondary breast cancer. It may also be useful for family, friends, or carers. It contains information that may be useful from diagnosis throughout treatment and care. It has three sections: a loose-leaf section that covers treatments for secondary breast cancer, symptoms and side effects, as well as tools that you may find useful for monitoring your condition and recording what happens at your clinic appointments; a booklet on living with secondary breast cancer. This looks at how you may feel after being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer and what effect this can have on your life and those around you; and a small booklet (Thinking about difficult choices and decisions about the end of life) at the back of the pack. This is for when you want to start thinking about these areas.

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A life turned upside down (2015)

Hastings N

The story of young mum, Nikki Hastings, who went to her doctor with a painful hip and several days later was given a diagnosis of terminal cancer with only months to live. Due to her willingness to try new treatments and determination to make the best of her remaining time, Nikki’s life was extended by years. This is her story. The author’s royalty and all profit from sales of this book will be donated to Lewis-Manning Hospice. (Publisher)

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Denosumab [Chinese, Traditional] (August 2015)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Denosumab is a targeted therapy used to treat secondary bone cancer. It is also given to people with certain cancers (breast cancer, prostate cancer) to strengthen their bones. This factsheet describes what denosumab is, how it works, how it is given, and the possible side effects.

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Fast facts: Breast cancer (2014)

Vaidya JS, Joseph D

Wherever you are in your career, and whatever involvement you have with caring for women with breast cancer, the fifth edition of Fast Facts: Breast Cancer has something for you. The world-class authors of this popular fact-packed handbook provide practical advice on all the key areas of breast cancer management, from risk factors and diagnosis to treatment of all cancer stages. But what really makes it stand out from the crowd is the authors' awareness of the information you need when you talk to a woman concerned about breast cancer. The chapter dedicated to perception of risk will refresh your knowledge and help you talk to your patients about their individual prospects, while the short chapter on clinical trials will help you discuss potential participation in trials and answer common questions. Improvements in the management of breast cancer have followed three major themes in recent years: greater optimization of individualized local treatment, longer duration of therapies, and the use of biological therapies targeted at specific receptors. This colorful up-to-date handbook addresses all these trends, alongside the disturbing issues of overdiagnosis as a result of screening and overtreatment. Given the explosion in information technology, patients and their families have access to much more information on their condition and as a result assume a more active role in their medical management. Health professionals have an important role in helping patients sort the facts from the fallacies, put the risks and benefits into perspective and balance their treatment choices. For this reason alone, Fast Facts: Breast Cancer is an invaluable evidence-based resource for everyone working in breast cancer care in primary and secondary settings, from medical and nursing students, to GPs, specialist nurses and residents. And one for your patients too … The authors encourage you to make your patients well-informed active partners in their breast cancer care by sharing this highly readable book with them. (Publisher)

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