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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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How to hold a difficult conversation (October 2014)

Brainstrust

Many people are unsure about how to talk to someone who might be distressed or in difficulty. Questions about the illness, its symptoms, its meaning or its impact can be hard to ask. This guide will help people talk to those close to them,.

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Johns Hopkins patients' guide to colon and rectal cancer (2014)

Jones and Bartlett Publishers

Johns Hopkins Patient Guide to Colon and Rectal Cancer is a concise patient guide on treating and coping with colorectal cancer. Learning that you or someone you love has cancer is devastating, and feeling lost and powerless is a common immediate response. The Johns Hopkins Patients’ Guides are designed to alleviate your anxiety, empower you with information, and enable you to fully understand your treatment options. Each book in this series is dedicated to a specific type of cancer. The information is there to help lighten your burden and to assist you in becoming an active participant in your care. Cancer rarely allows us to take a diversion from life, and offering guidance on how to continue to live life while working hard on getting well is part of the outcome we hope to help you achieve. (Publisher)

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The best treatment. Your guide to breast cancer treatment in England and Wales (November 2013)

Breast Cancer Now

This set of guidelines for women and men with primary breast cancer brings together expert advice from professional guidelines. The guidelines cover diagnosis, communication and care, treatment for primary breast cancer (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy) and follow-up.

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Lost for words - how to talk to someone with cancer [Audio CD] (August 2013)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Audio CD of the booklet. Covers issues such as the importance of talking and listening, how to be a good listener and how to help a person with cancer. Includes details of useful organisations and other resources such as books and websites.

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You just don't understand. Supporting bereaved teenagers (April 2013)

Winston's Wish

The transition from childhood to adulthood can be a challenging process at the best of times. This booklet aims to help you understand what is normal adolescent development, and to recognise the additional problems teenagers may face if someone important dies during these years. This booklet is based on many years' experience of working with bereaved teenagers, families and professionals who support them and the information here will help you to consider how to respond to the individual needs of a bereaved teenager.

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Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer [Audio CD] (August 2013)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Audio CD of the booklet, which is designed to help people decide how much to tell children about a diagnosis of cancer, when to tell them, and what to say if they ask about dying. It covers the following areas: telling children about cancer; explaining about cancer and treatment; how children react; talking about dying; telling other people; and childcare. It concludes with a list of key points to remember, details of support available, and explanations of common medical terms.

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Coping successfully with chronic illness. Your healing plan (2013)

Sheldon Press

Chronic illness involves huge stress and uncertainty, especially when you come to the end of what the doctor can offer. Many conditions need on-going management, such as migraine, epilepsy, diabetes, persisting fatigue, arthritis, cancer, and pain. This book, by a popular Sheldon author, aims to empower those with chronic illness where medical help may be limited. It explores the possibilities of healing, along with the importance of taking responsibility for self-management. It also looks at practicalities such as planning and pacing in everyday tasks; avoiding isolation and developing effective communication with others; nutrition and natural remedies; balancing exercise, relaxation, and stress; avoiding depression and regaining self-esteem; and building in time for enjoyment. (Publisher)

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The best treatment. Your guide to breast cancer treatment in Scotland (October 2012)

Breast Cancer Now

This set of guidelines for women and men with primary breast cancer brings together expert advice from professional guidelines. The guidelines cover diagnosis, communication and care, treatment for primary breast cancer (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy) and follow-up.

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Saying goodbye. Helping families deal with pre- and post-bereavement (2011)

Southgate Publishers Ltd

Offers in-depth advice and guidance for adults about how to help children and young people deal with an expected death in the family. The book includes detailed sections on telling the children, questions children may ask, ways to encourage communication between adults and children, creating lasting memories together and dealing with death. The book will be of great help to adults going through this most difficult and painful time, It will also be a useful resource for professionals working with pre- and post-bereaved families. (Publisher)

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Talking to children and young people about multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) (August 2010)

AMEND (Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders)

Advice for parents about how to talk to children and young people about the presence of a multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) gene in the family. It covers issues such as: What helps young people and children?; When is a good time to tell your children?; What information do you tell children?; Communication tips; What are children likely to know about genes and inheritance?; What helped parents talk to their children; Preparing to talk to your children; Benefits; Drawbacks.

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