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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.

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Signs of cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the main symptoms of cancer to look out for. You should see your doctor if you have any of these. The booklet also talks about bowel screening (the FOB test). 

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Surgery for breast cancer [Arabic] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet explains why surgery might be used to treat breast cancer, and how the surgery is carried out. It also describes what to expect before and after the operation, and the possible longer-term complications.

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Your feelings and cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet that talks about the different emotions you might have if you are diagnosed with cancer. 

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After treatment for cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about what happens after cancer treatment finishes and where to get support. 

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Symptoms of prostate cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about prostate cancer and symptoms to look out for. 

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Prostate cancer. A guide for men who've just been diagnosed [large print] (September 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This booklet is for men who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. It describes the prostate, how prostate cancer is diagnosed, what the test results mean, the treatment options, and the support available. It has space to record contact details and other information that may be useful, such as appointment times and PSA levels.

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Your sex life and cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how cancer can affect your sex life and things that can help.  

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Starting treatment for cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet that explains why cancer treatment is given and what your doctor will talk to you about.  

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Finding out you have cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining what will happen if you are diagnosed with cancer and where to get more support. 

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Your social life and cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet that talks about how cancer can affect your life and gives ideas for things you can still enjoy if you are having treatment. 

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How to help someone with cancer. 70 ways to help cancer patients and their families during cancer treatment (2016)

Rebel Redd Books

A loved one was recently diagnosed with cancer and you aren't sure the best way to help. Surely there’s something you can do besides bringing a frozen dinner? This book will be your guide to practical ways you can help a cancer patient as they are progressing through treatment. You may feel you don’t have the time, energy or resources to be of much help, but these 70 recommendations will provide affordable and manageable suggestions to help form your action plan. Topics include: -Advice on how to help patients traveling for treatment -Suggestions for both adult and pediatric patients -How to help families and caregivers -What you can do if you live in a different town or state You have the power to make a difference in a cancer patient’s life. These simple suggestions will allow you to help relieve the patient’s worry and frustration, freeing them to focus on rest, gaining strength, and healing during this difficult time. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller (Publisher)

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Pancreatic cysts and cystic tumours (May 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer Action

A booklet for patients and carers describing the types of pancreatic cyst, their symptoms and risks. It gives detailed information on the diagnostic tests used, the different types of treatment given for cancerous and non-cancerous cysts. It includes a glossary to explain many of the terms used. 

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What happens next? A guide for women with a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer (November 2016)

Target Ovarian Cancer

This guide is for women with a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer. It focuses on the practical and emotional needs in the months following diagnosis and offers advice on where to find support.

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If you are dying from cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how you might feel if you find out your cancer cannot be cured. The booklet talks about things that might help and people who can support you.  

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People who can help when you have cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining all the people and organisations who can help you if you have cancer and what they can do.  

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Where to get help. A guide to services (April 2016)

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

Although designed primarily for people having treatment at the Christie Hospital, this booklet is relevant to anyone with cancer. It describes the emotional support, palliative care, and financial help available. It has a list of national support groups and also support groups in the northwest.

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Radiotherapy after breast surgery. A guide for patients and their families (November 2016)

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

This booklet explains what radiotherapy is, when it will begin, in-patient and outpatient treatment, how treatment is planned, what happens during treatment, possible side-effects, and what happens when treatment ends. It also has sources of further information and support.

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Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR). An easy read guide (March 2016)

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This leaflet explains what happens when we die, what CPR is and what to do if you decide you do not want CPR.

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Hormone therapy (June 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes the different types of hormone therapy, how they are used and their possible side effects.

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Watchful waiting (April 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet is for men who would like to know more about watchful waiting.

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Understanding GIST: gastrointestinal stromal tumours (July 2016)

Sarcoma UK

This booklet is for anyone diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). It explains hat GIST is, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options. It includes space to record details of your diagnosis, the names and contact details of your health care team, and your appointments.

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Understanding brain tumours [Audio CD] (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This audiobook explains brain tumours, covering causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also talks about emotional, practical and financial issues.

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Understanding stomach cancer (October 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet provides information on stomach cancer, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, stages and grading, and the treatment options and their side-effects. It explores emotions and offers advice on self-help and financial help and benefits. It includes a list of useful organisations.

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Pelvic floor muscle exercises (December 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes pelvic floor muscle exercises for men to help deal with urinary problems such as incontinence following treatment for prostate cancer.

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Symptoms of cervical cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about cervical cancer symptoms and when to see your doctor. 

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My child has a kidney tumour. Information and support for parents (August 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This booklet provides general information about kidney cancer (renal tumours) that occur in children.

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Velcade (May 2016)

Myeloma UK

Velcade® is a new type of drug called a proteasome inhibitor. This booklet describes myeloma, how Velcade® works, how it affects myeloma, how it is used in the treatment of myeloma, how it is given, and possible side-effects. Includes a list of questions to ask the medical team and an explanation of medical terms.

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Bowel cancer screening. The facts (June 2016)

Department of Health

This leaflet has information about bowel cancer, and the benefits and risks of bowel cancer screening. It aims to help people make an informed choice about taking part in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. 

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Spotting the signs of cancer (z-card) (September 2016)

Cancer Research UK

This wallet sized fold-out card covers cancer screening and the importance of early diagnosis for men and women. 

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Cancer treatment and fertility. Information for men (June 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for men who want information about the effects of cancer treatment on their fertility (the ability to have children). It explains the possible effects of treatments and ways of preserving or protecting fertility.  

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Having an endoscopy (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about what happens before, during and after en endoscopy. 

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My child's Wilms' tumour has come back (August 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This factsheet is for parents of a child whose Wilms' tumour has come back (relapsed). It discusses the different treatment options that may be available.

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Managing the symptoms of cancer (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Practical advice on the common and less common symptoms that may occur with cancer, such as fatigue, eating problems, mouth problems, emotional effects, bowel problems, bladder problems, breathing difficulties, and skin problems. It describes the causes of each symptom and the medical and complementary therapies that can help. It has sections on how other people can help, support services, and practical and financial support. Includes a pullout symptom diary and details of useful organisations.

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In-between days. A memoir about living with cancer (2016)

House of Anansi Press

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. Ultimately redemptive and uplifting, In-Between Days reminds each one of us how beautiful life is, and what a gift. (Publisher)

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Posterior fossa syndrome (May 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This factsheet has been written to help parents understand posterior fossa syndrome (PFS), the name given to a collection of symptoms that may occur together following surgery to the back of the brain. PFS is also sometimes known as cerebellar mutism syndrome. 

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Treatment decisions (December 2016)

Bloodwise

If you have blood cancer or a related condition, you’ll be asked to make decisions about your treatment. This can be a difficult thing to do, particularly if you have to make these decisions very quickly. This factsheet will help you understand the types of treatments available and the choices you’ll be asked to make. 

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Caring for colostomates. A practical guide for staff in nursing and residential homes and those who care for a colostomate at home (March 2016)

Colostomy UK

Guidance on the different types of appliances, changing the appliance, disposing of used appliances, day-to-day life with a colostomy (eating, bathing and showering) and common concerns (sore skin, bleeding, parastomal hernia, leaking, ballooning, pancaking, constipation, diarrhoea, odour, rectal discharge and rectal discomfort).

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Talking to children and young people about multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) (March 2016)

AMEND (Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders)

Advice for parents about how to talk to children and young people about the presence of a multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) gene in the family. It covers issues such as: What helps young people and children?; When is a good time to tell your children?; What information do you tell children?; Communication tips; What are children likely to know about genes and inheritance?; What helped parents talk to their children; Preparing to talk to your children; Benefits; Drawbacks.

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The truth about cancer (2016)

Blurb

Kelly Strenge has been explaining cancer to children for more than a decade. This edition educates children about cancer in a very honest, light-hearted, and inspiring way. Children will discover: What cancer is and how it is treated; The side effects cancer treatment can have; Who is affected by cancer; Cancer is not contagious; Ways to prevent cancer; Who they can turn to for comfort and to help them cope; Cancer doesn't define a person; There are positive aspects of the journey; and much more. (Publisher)

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A whole new me. Getting to the bottom of bowel cancer (2016)

Self-published using XLibris

Come with me on a journey to self-love, self-esteem, and self-healing. I share my experiences with you as a survivor of bowel cancer. I will lead you along my journey from crappy to happy, allow you to feel the multitude of emotions associated with recovery, and share insights into my holistic approach to the wonderful and fulfilling life I now live. Let me also share my successful approach to living life to the fullest, accepting myself and allowing only positive people and experiences to enter my universe. (Publishers)

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Managing symptoms at home. Palliative care information for families (February 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This booklet provides information about common symptoms, their causes and available treatments and includes suggestions for things parents and carers can do at home to help their child.

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Work and stem cell transplants: a quick guide for employers (December 2016)

Anthony Nolan

A quick guide to help employers gain more insight into stem cell transplants and the impact on their employees, whether they’re just about to have a transplant, are recovering from one, or had one long time ago but still need some support.

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Housing costs (April 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for people affected by cancer who may be worried about housing costs.

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The fabulous woman’s guide through cancer (2016)

Self-published using CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

"The fabulous woman’s guide through cancer" is for every woman touched by cancer but still determined to feel in control of their life. Giving real advice from a number of fabulous women affected by cancer, it includes tips, examples, stories, memoirs, information and ideas covering everything from post-operation styling, ideas to stay social when you can't go out, dealing with doctors, ways to stay lifted and lots more, all with plenty of kind words and inspiration to keep women on-track during this time. (Publisher)

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Move more DVD. An activity DVD for people living with and after cancer (July 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

DVD and booklet. The DVD features an exercise programme for people living with or after cancer. It also includes stories and tips from people who may have been through similar experiences. They describe how they became active and how this helped them. The booklet describes what's included on the DVD, what to consider before using the DVD, and some dos and dont's. It also explains the benefits of being active. There are details of the 'Walking for Health' programme, sports organisations, support on the high street (Boots) and The National Gardens Scheme.

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The pink unicorns of male breast cancer (2016)

Blossom Spring Publishing

Alan Herbert is a West London born, ex forces, motorcycle riding, all action grandfather who now lives in The Netherlands with his family. In 2012, he was diagnosed with breast cancer. Alan vividly describes his battle with cancer and the often absurd situations he finds himself in as he fights not only the killer disease, but also the ignorance borne out of the feminization of breast cancer. Follow Alan’s courageous story that shows not only the determination, but the admirable spirit of a man who battled and survived. An inspirational, gripping, and down-to-earth story written from a man’s point of view in dealing with breast cancer. “Men have breasts too!” (Publisher) 

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Work and stem cell transplants: an in-depth guide for employers (December 2016)

Anthony Nolan

A booklet to help employers gain more insight into stem cell transplants and the impact on an employee whether they’re just about to have a transplant, are recovering from one, or had one a long time ago but still need some support.  

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Embroidered cancer comic (2016)

Singing Dragon (Jessica Kingsley)

'Come to bed with me?' 'Huh? No, I'd rather read this book about cancer...' As soon as Bob was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, he and his wife Elizabeth started making cancer jokes to take the edge off of an otherwise frightening situation. A lot of those jokes were about sex. Here, textile artist Elizabeth Shefrin has picked up a needle and thread to share those intimate jokes, revealing how they helped her and her husband to process the realities of cancer treatment. Giving lightness and humour to a rarely discussed topic, this unpretentious and wry embroidered comic will create awareness and discourse around a taboo topic, resonating with others in similar situations and reassuring us that it's ok to laugh. (Publisher)

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A series of catastrophes and miracles. A true story of love, science and cancer (2016)

National Geographic

After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma, journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own - with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science - and the healing power of human connection. (Publisher)

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They said I had six months to live. Surviving prostate cancer – 10 years on (2016)

Self-published using CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

There are few things in life as shocking as finding out that you are about to die. We all know, of course, that this is an inevitable part of living but we put it out of mind. Yes life will end, but not today, not any time soon. Coming face to face with the reality that it could indeed be sometime soon is just one part of being diagnosed with terminal cancer. There are other things too - coping with treatment, coping with the side effects of treatment, dealing with the reactions of loved ones. Then there is the constant uncertainty of the next blood test, and the difficulty of getting on with everyday life, fearful of what the future might bring. However, the crunch is that this is a terminal illness which can only end one way. This is the story of how I dealt with that... (Publisher)

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