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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancer Research UK
What we eat and drink can affect our cancer risk. Eating healthily has loads of benefits, helping you keep a healthy weight and and helping reduce the risk of cancer. This leaflet has advice and tips to help people make changes.
Macmillan Cancer Support
Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer treatment can have many health benefits. It can help prevent and manage some of the effects of treatment, such as fatigue, depression and risks to your heart health. Lots of people say physical activity helps them feel more like they did before cancer. It can also help you take back control. This is your step-by-step guide to becoming more active. Here you will find tips on choosing which activity to do and where to get support. If you have not been active for a while or are new to being active, this guide will help you set realistic and achievable goals. We have included some tips to help you get started, information on how to set goals and an activity diary to help you keep track of how you are doing.
British Lung Foundation
This booklet explains the benefits of stopping smoking and the steps you can take to quit. It will help you improve your health and quality of life for the future.
This Easy Read booklet is for people living with an illness that they will probably die from. It tells them about how to keep comfortable, healthy and happy.
Cancer Research UK
This leaflet describes six ways you can help reduce your cancer risk: be smoke free; cut down on booze; keep a healthy weight; think about what's on your plate; get moving; stay safe in the sun.
How do you cope with the death of a parent at 24 years old? The time when you’re somewhere between independence and reliance on parents, figuring out who you are and what you want to do, and trying to maintain friendships and a social life when your world is crumbling around you and no one understands. Rose Taylor straddled two worlds; living in both a picturesque English village and an adventure filled Hollywood lifestyle in Los Angeles. But in late 2017 life hurtled her into a new realm, one that was immersed in medical settings and put her life on hold. In this compelling and emotive memoir, Rose Taylor explores the first 365 days following the death of her father. She writes frankly about the moment of diagnosis, the experience of becoming a carer for a parent and sheds light on the psychological and physical symptoms of bereavement. The book takes the reader between London, Atlanta and Los Angeles weaving together the experience of grieving and a narrative of reconciling memory and loss. The book ultimately offers a voice for grieving young adults, with the aim of showing them they are not alone. (Publisher)
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer and its treatment can affect appetite and enjoyment of food. This booklet has been written to help people eat well when they have a poor appetite or are losing weight. It suggests foods to eat to maintain a healthy diet, foods to avoid, nourishing and supplementary drinks, and high-energy foods. It also has advice for times when eating is difficult, as a result, for example, of fatigue, nausea, sore mouth, diarrhoea, or constipation. Includes recipes and sources of further information and support.
World Cancer Research Fund
This simple guide to staying healthy includes tips and advice on small changes people can make to their diet and lifestyle to help reduce the risk of cancer, as well as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke.
Prostate Cancer UK
This leaflet is for men who want to eat more healthily and possibly reduce their risk of prostate cancer. It describes a healthy diet and lists the foods that may reduce the risk of prostate cancer and those that may increase it.