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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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Breast cancer during and after pregnancy (May 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for women whose breast cancer has been diagnosed during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. It describes how breast cancer is diagnosed in pregnancy and the treatment options. It also covers coping with the diagnosis and continuing with the pregnancy.

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Female sexual matters and pregnancy (November 2017)

Urostomy Association

After an operation to form a urostomy stoma, some women may have difficulties with their sexuality and sexual function. This leaflet covers topics such as sexual function, sexual relations, contraception, pregnancy, and childbirth.

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Cancer and pregnancy (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support, Mummy's Star

This booklet is for women who have been diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. It explains the emotional and practical issues you may experience in this situation. It also talks about the treatment you may have and support that will be available to you. 

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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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Reduced fertility (November 2016)

Lymphoma Association

Illustrated factsheet, answering some of the questions that may arise following a diagnosis of lymphoma. It covers sperm banking, contraception, pregnancy, and body image and sexual relationships.

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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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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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Pregnancy and breast cancer (October 2014)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

This patient information leaflet will provide information and support if you are pregnant and have breast cancer or are worried that you may have. 

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Probably nothing. A diary of not-your-average nine months (2014)

Tristram M

A moving, funny and inspiring graphic memoir by a woman who discovered she had cancer whilst she was pregnant: 'I am glad. And then sad. (But) Mum's bought me a furry snood. 'Ooh, lovely!'' At 31, Matilda Tristram was 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to having her first baby. Then she discovered she had cancer. This touching and hilarious graphic memoir, which is never morose or self-pitying, starts at the moment Matilda was diagnosed and ends when her course of chemotherapy finishes in October 2013. Recording the awkward conversations, the highs and lows of treatment, the mixed blessings of receiving 'Get Well' cards, and the reality of still having to queue too long for croissants, Matilda captures her experiences with characteristic style and warmth. Along the way she cherishes the small details of life, and learns not to sweat the big things. Her beautiful and boisterous son was born without complications and is reliably keeping her up most nights. Charming, witty and uplifting - this unique and beautifully illustrated book will leave you cherishing the good things in life, and ready to face your own challenges. (Publisher)

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Cervical smears and pregnancy (December 2013)

This patient information leaflet provides advice for women about cervical smear tests and results, and colposcopy, during pregnancy. 

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