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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: 34

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Talking about cancer and your feelings [Easy read] (May 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support, CHANGE

This booklet is about how you can talk about cancer and share your feelings about cancer. You can find out how talking about cancer can help you.

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7 steps to equal healthcare. Your guide to getting good health care if you have a learning disability [Easy read] (June 2018)

ENABLE Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support, CHANGE

This booklet is about getting good health care if you have cancer and a learning disability.

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Things that are important to me. Sharing what is important to my healthcare team [Easy read] (June 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support, ENABLE Scotland, CHANGE

It is helpful to tell your doctors and nurses what is important to you. This will help them give you the best care. You can use this book to write about what is important to you.

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Telling your child you have cancer (January 2017)

University College London Hospital Cancer Collaborative

A short film produced with the Fruit Fly Collective to support parents when they decide to tell their children about their cancer diagnosis. It provides guidance about how and when to tell them, and looks at different age groups and how they may feel and behave when they have been told. 

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There is no good card for this: what to say and do when life is scary, awful, and unfair to people you love (2017)

Crowe K, McDowell E

The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain. When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use—or are afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. This thoughtful, instructive guide, from empathy expert Dr. Kelsey Crowe and greeting card maverick Emily McDowell, blends well-researched, actionable advice with the no-nonsense humor and the signature illustration style of McDowell's immensely popular Empathy Cards, to help you feel confident in connecting with anyone experiencing grief, loss, illness, or any other difficult situation. Written in a how-to, relatable, we’ve-all-been-that-deer-in-the-headlights kind of way, There Is No Good Card for This isn’t a spiritual treatise on how to make you a better person or a scientific argument about why compassion matters. It is a helpful illustrated guide to effective compassion that takes you, step by step by step, past the paralysis of thinking about someone in a difficult time to actually doing something (or nothing) with good judgment instead of fear. There Is No Good Card for This features workbook exercises, sample dialogs, and real-life examples from Dr. Crowe’s research, including her popular "Empathy Bootcamps" that give people tools for building relationships when it really counts. Whether it’s a coworker whose mother has died, a neighbor whose husband has been in a car accident, or a friend who is seriously ill, There Is No Good Card for This teaches you how to be the best friend you can be to someone in need. (Publisher)

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Talking about cancer (July 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is about talking about cancer. It is for anyone who has a cancer diagnosis. It explains: the benefits of talking about cancer; how to overcome the things that make talking difficult; how to deal with other people’s reactions. It also has practical tips for talking and asking for support.

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Relationships, family, friends (July 2016)

Lymphoma Association

This information sheet describes some of the ways lymphoma can affect relationships. It also offers some guidance on how to communicate with the people around you after a diagnosis of lymphoma.

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Communication difficulties and brain tumours (February 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet explains how brain tumours can affect communication. It describes the communication difficulties that someone with a brain tumour may experience, how to help someone to communicate, other difficulties patients may face, the interventions available, and other sources of support.

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Managing family life. A practical guide for parents of a child with cancer (December 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This booklet aims to help parents manage and enjoy family life when a child has cancer. It covers: coping with the diagnosis; how the family may be affected; coping strategies; everyday life for children (play, school, communication, maintaining routines); siblings; eating; sleeping; and where to turn for help.

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Cancer. You and your partner (August 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This leaflet is about how cancer can affect relationships. It aims to help people understand some of the practical and emotional issues and discusses what may help. It covers feelings, communication, sexuality and cancer, and practical issues such as work and finances.

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