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.
Please enter a word or phrase into the search box to find relevant materials. If you want to search for a phrase, please use quotes, eg “Macmillan Cancer Support”, “Breast cancer”. If you have any questions about the web directory please contact Sue Hawkins email@example.com
Information on travelling with a colostomy.
This leaflet describes the different types of stoma and the surgical techniques involved in their reversal. It also considers the advantages and possible problems associated with a reversal and suggests a simple checklist to ensure you make the appropriate decision for you.
World Cancer Research Fund
This leaflet explains who is at risk, how colorectal cancer is detected and diagnosed, and how to help reduce cancer risk. It also describes the symptoms to look out for and the national screening programme.
Advice on diet and nutrition following a colostomy.
This leaflet explains what a parastomal hernia is, the causes, the complications and problems it can cause and the treatment options. It has practical hints and tips for managing a parastomal hernia and for reducing the risk. Includes the personal experiences of four ostomates.
This leaflet explains why rectal discharge might occur following a colostomy and describes some of the management techniques and coping mechanisms that might help.
This leaflet describes how a colonoscopy through the stoma is carried out, the preparation beforehand (bowel cleansing), what happens afterwards and the possible risks. It also explains what polyps are.
This leaflet describes what may cause pain and discomfort following Hartmann's procedure or loop stoma or abdomino-perineal excision of the rectum (APER), coping strategies and treatments available. Patients share their experiences.
Information about bowel cancer, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and secondary bowel cancer.
Bowel Cancer UK
This factsheet is about using a stent to unblock your bowel if it has become blocked due to bowel cancer. It explains why you might have a stent fitted, what’s involved, and the possible complications.