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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: 10

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Menopausal symptoms and breast cancer (March 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer treatment. It has advice on treatments (prescription drugs and complementary therapies) and practical measures for coping with hot flushes, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, mood swings, joint pain and risk of osteoporosis. Includes details of further support.

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Taking care in the sun and hot weather (November 2017)

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Easy read information on taking care in the sun.

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Menopause brought on by treatment and suggestions for relieving symptoms (January 2016)


This factsheet describes treatment-induced menopause and offers advice about symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and osteoporosis.

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Six months to live? I don’t think so. Judi’s journals (2016)

Arthur H Stockwell

In July 2006 Judi Seall was diagnosed with terminal cancer and given six months to live. Did she give in to this horrible disease? Not at all, and now, nine years later, she has decided to publish the journals she wrote whilst undergoing treatment and beyond. These journals are a full and frank description of how her life changed, due not only to the cancer, but also to the chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment she received. They tell of her highs and lows, how friends and family rallied round, of new friends made and also, sadly, of friends lost. They will make you laugh, they will make you cry, but they will also make you realise what people go through in their quest to conquer this disease. Judi has raised in the region of GBP9,500 for local Hospices and all royalties from the sales of this book will be donated to Macmillan. (Publisher)

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Remembering hare. The great race (2014)

Southgate Publishers

This beautifully illustrated story, written for children aged 5 - 9 years, is about coming to terms with the death of someone special. Featuring the same much-loved characters from "Saying goodbye to hare", Rabbit and Buzzard reflect together on the ups and downs, feelings and experiences of the first year following the death of their dear friend Hare, as they watch the "Great Race". This lovely book is about treasuring memories, creating a legacy and celebrating the life of the person who has died.  Inspired by the author's experience of supporting her young children following the death of their father, this book delivers a hopeful, supportive message for children and adults alike. There are guidance notes included for the adult who is supporting the child; these are aimed at helping further exploration of the questions and feelings children have at this difficult time. (Publisher)

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How I said Bah! to cancer. A guide to thinking, laughing, living and dancing your way through cancer (2011)

HayHouse UK Ltd

This book tells how one woman said 'Bah!' to cancer through thinking strategies, a proactive approach to treatment, and a determination to keep the rest of her life going and retain a sense of humour (most of the time!). It shares everything she learnt along the way, from the nature of cancer cells and chemotherapy drugs, to how she was able to help her friends and family to help her. (Publisher)

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Understanding locally advanced prostate cancer (June 2011)

Prostate Scotland

This booklet explains what is meant by locally advanced prostate cancer and describes the treatment options.

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Coping with the psychological effects of cancer (2010)

Sheldon Press

Cancer affects more than one in three of us. Until recently, the emphasis has been on battling cancer physically. Today, there is increasing recognition of the emotional aspect of having cancer, and survivorship and its issues are hot topics. This book tackles a sensitive subject in an upfront and practical way that acknowledges the uncomfortable and painful emotions associated with cancer. (Publisher)

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Nothing personal. Disturbing undercurrents in cancer care (2008)

Radcliffe Medical Press

This is a remarkable book. It is the story of just one person but it is repeated time and time again by many, all over the world. She has a complex but potentially curable cancer from the outset - one that requires a surgical intervention, radiotherapy and chemotherapy to treat optimally. So Mitzi experiences everything. With a young and very active family to look after, she has a lot to live for so how she deals with uncertainty is fascinating. The disruption to her life by the cancer and its treatment is massive and to add to it all she is going through a marital breakdown at the same time. I feel it's an incredible privilege to be allowed to follow her journey so closely. 'This is essential reading for all who deal with cancer patients - health professionals, politicians, health service developers, carers and, of course, patients themselves. It clearly gives us a distillation of what cancer patients want. We need to create a new network of modern cancer centres where the latest technology in radiotherapy and chemotherapy is seamlessly delivered in a comfortable, welcoming environment. Novel information technology can be used to link the centres so every patient will be monitored to get the best possible treatment.' (Publisher)

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The silver bead (2003)

Scholastic Press

Katie and Zillah are looking forward to the Cornish summer that stretches ahead of them, all swimming and surfing and long, lazy hot days. Then travellers arrive at Zillah's dad's campsite and soon tensions develop. Katie makes friends with Rose, one of the travellers, and suddenly there's a chill between her and Zillah. It leads Katie to wonder about their friendship, until something happens that puts everything in perspective, something that could threaten their friendship for ever. (Publisher) 

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