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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: 12

Cover image of 'Blood clot prevention. A guide for patients and carers'

Blood clot prevention. A guide for patients and carers (May 2019)

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

This booklet explains the risk of developing a blood clot while in hospital. It describes the signs of a blood clot, who is at risk, and how to reduce the risk of developing a blood clot. Please note: this booklet includes contact details and instructions specific to the Royal Marsden Hospital.

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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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The complete guide to breast cancer: how to feel empowered and take control (2018)


The book you can trust to support you at every stage of your treatment - and beyond. Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, an academic GP, and Dr Liz O’Riordan, a Consultant Breast Cancer Surgeon, are not only outstanding doctors, but they have also experienced breast cancer first-hand. The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer brings together all the knowledge they have gathered as patients and as doctors to give you and your family a trusted, thorough and up-to-date source of information. Designed to empower you during your breast cancer treatment, it covers: simple explanations of every breast cancer treatment; coping with the emotional burden of breast cancer; frank advice about sex and relationships; staying healthy during and after treatment; dealing with the fear of recurrence; living with secondary breast cancer. Packed full of all the things the authors wished they’d known when they were diagnosed, and tips on how to cope with surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and beyond, this is the only book you need to read to guide you through your breast cancer diagnosis. (Publisher)

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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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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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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 Obstetricans 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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