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
World Cancer Research Fund
A comprehensive guide to the World Cancer Research Fund's Cancer Prevention Recommendations, packed with tips on simple changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will help reduce your risk of cancer.
Cancer Research UK
Information about how lifestyle choices can reduce cancer risk: not smoking; keeping a healthy weight; drinking less alcohol; keeping active; a healthy diet; and safer sex.
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
This booklet for the parents and carers of children with cancer aims to help answer some of the many questions that arise when treatment finishes. It discusses feelings and emotions, practical issues, school, and moving on.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet describes why bone health is important, the factors that affect the bones (including cancer treatments) and has guidance on how to maintain bone health (diet, physical activity). It also covers treatments, such as bisphosphonates. It does not cover problems related to primary or secondary bone cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support|Diabetes UK
This booklet is about diabetes and cancer treatment. It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with cancer and who also has diabetes. It may also be useful for anyone with an increased risk of developing diabetes because of cancer treatment. It explains how some cancer treatments can affect diabetes and make it difficult to control blood sugar. It also has some tips to help people cope with side effects of cancer treatment if they have diabetes.
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.
Beating Bowel Cancer
This booklet explains what bowel cancer is and describes the risk factors and symptoms, how to reduce the risk (such as changes to the diet and regular exercise), screening, visiting the GP, and being referred for investigations. It also has useful addresses and case studies.
An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about different ways you can exercise.
Breast Cancer Care
This leaflet explains what lymphoedema is and who is at risk. It describes how to reduce the risk of developing lymphoedema, and what to do if problems occur (swelling and skin damage).
Women's Health Concern
This factsheet describes the factors that have been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, including age; family history, endogenous and exogenous hormones, smoking, diet, reproductive history, and body weight and physical activity.