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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: 15

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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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Understanding cervical cancer [in press] (April 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet describes cancer of the cervix, how it develops, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, further tests following diagnosis, and the treatment options. It also explores the emotional aspects. Includes details of the financial help and benefits available, and useful organisations

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A younger woman's guide to ovarian cancer (May 2017)

Ovacome, Ovarian Cancer Action, Target Ovarian Cancer, The Eve Appeal

A guide for younger women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It was developed through consultation with women who have had ovarian cancer. Highly commended in the 2016 British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards. 

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Breast cancer in younger women (July 2017)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet explores the feelings and experiences of younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, covering topics such as treatment, physical effects, relationships, finding support, and practical issues. Individual women share their thoughts and experiences.

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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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Know your breasts. A guide to breast awareness and screening (October 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet aims to help women understand more about their breasts, how they develop and age, and the normal changes that can occur before a period, during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, and before, during and after the menopause. It uses illustrations to show women how to check their breasts and advises what to do if a change is noticed. It also describes routine breast screening, what happens at the clinic, and the limitations of screening.

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Managing the late effects of breast cancer treatment (March 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Information for women who experience side-effects that continue for six months or longer after treatment, or delayed late effects that begin months or years after treatment. 

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Early menopause after treatment for lymphoma (February 2015)

Lymphoma Association

This information is about early menopause, a side effect that can affect some women who have been treated for lymphoma. It answers some of the questions that women may have.

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Physical recovery after treatment (May 2015)

Lymphoma Association

This factsheet has information about recovering from the side-effects of treatment.

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Breast cancer risk. The facts (July 2015)

Breast Cancer Now

A summary of current knowledge about breast cancer risk factors. The introduction explains what a risk factor is and briefly discusses hormones and breast cancer risk. The rest of the booklet is divided into three main sections: our genes and bodies; our lifestyles and life choices; and our environment. The evidence for each risk factor is presented.

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