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
This booklet has details of hospitals believed to handle emergencies of the type that laryngectomees may suffer. It includes flash cards (English, French, Spanish, and German) to help a voiceless laryngectomee indicate what the problem is.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet is for people with cancer who would like to travel. It covers issues such as insurance, vaccinations and immunisations, avoiding health problems, taking care in the sun, taking medicines abroad, and stoma care. Includes details of useful organisations.
Beating Bowel Cancer
Food and diet can cause problems following treatment for bowel cancer. This booklet describes the side-effects of treatment (sore mouth, dry mouth, wind, nausea and vomiting) and suggests ways to help deal with them. It also has practical advice about maintaining a healthy diet, living with a colostomy, work and social life, travel and eating out.
Comprehensive booklet for young people with lymphoma.
Breast Cancer Care
This booklet provides practical information about breast prostheses (artificial breast forms), bras and clothes for women who have had surgery for breast cancer. Includes photographs, quotes from women, and details of suppliers.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet is for people who are preparing for life after treatment. It has information on follow-up care, managing treatment effects and making healthy lifestyle changes.
A list of companies that may provide travel insurance for people with myeloma, and tips to facilitate obtaining insurance.
Myeloma patient, Andy Hamilton from Edinburgh. He was diagnosed with myeloma in 2008 and he shared his experiences of traveling with myeloma, flying and getting travel insurance. Andy and his wife Usa regularly travel to Thailand to visit family.
Lymphoedema Support Network
A leaflet with advice on travelling with lymphoedema.
Most NHS services are free but there are charges for prescriptions, dental treatment, sight tests, glasses and contact lenses and wigs and fabric supports. This factsheet explains how the NHS Low Income Scheme helps people on a low income with charges and the cost of travelling to receive NHS treatment. The factsheet explains what you are entitled to if you: are aged 60 and over; receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.