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
Christie Hospital NHS Trust
Eating may be a problem for people with cancer or other illnesses, particularly when undergoing treatment such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy. This booklet has advice on how to eat well when trying to cope with loss of appetite, changes in taste, dry mouth, difficulties swallowing, feeling full, nausea, diarrhoea, and constipation. It has tips on how to make food as nourishing as possible and ideas for snacks and drinks.
Pancreatic Cancer UK
This factsheet is for people with pancreatic cancer who are having radiotherapy. It explains the different types of radiotherapy, how it is given and the side effects.
Breast Cancer Care
This booklet describes radiotherapy for primary (early) breast cancer. It explains what radiotherapy is, why it might be needed, how it is given, what to expect, treatment planning, and the possible side-effects.
This leaflet looks at some of the myths around proton beam therapy: protons can treat any cancer; proton beam therapy is more effective than conventional radiotherapy; protons can cure cancer that other treatments can’t; having proton beam therapy through a private provider is better than through the NHS; decisions to be treated with proton beam therapy are based on money; other countries use proton beam therapy in most cases; most people should be treated with proton beam therapy.
This leaflet describes what proton beam therapy is and how it is different from conventional external-beam radiotherapy. It also explains the potential benefits and drawbacks of proton beam therapy.
Many people experience problems with their mouth following chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This factsheet has tips on oral hygiene and diet.
This factsheet gives an overview of the risks to fertility associated with common lymphoma treatments. It outlines methods to help preserve fertility before treatment. Topics include: chemotherapy and fertility; radiotherapy and fertility; targeted therapies and fertility; preserving fertility; planning a family after lymphoma treatment; ways to help you conceive if you have fertility difficulties; emotional support; useful resources and organisations
Pelvic Radiation Disease Association
Credit-card leaflet, with general information about the symptoms of pelvic radiation disease.
Bowel Cancer UK
This booklet is for anyone diagnosed with bowel cancer and their family and friends. It gives an overview of what bowel cancer is, how it is treated, the common treatment side effects and what happens when treatment finishes.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet has information for women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). It describes DCIS, the risk factors and causes, symptoms, diagnosis and tests, staging and grading, and the treatment options (surgery, radiotherapy, hormonal therapies). It also covers issues such as life after treatment and feelings.