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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: 1698

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Having a CT scan (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining what happens before and during a CT scan. 

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Leiomyosarcomas (LMS) [Polish] (March 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This is a translation of information from the Macmillan Cancer Support website  It describes what leiomyosarcomas are, the signs and symptoms, how they are diagnosed, treatment options, follow-up, and emotions.

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Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) [Portuguese] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is a translation of information on the Macmillan Cancer Support website. It describes gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) - a type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops in the digestive tract - the possible risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and staging, and the treatment options.

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Myelofibrosis (MF) [French] (April 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Myelofibrosis (MF) is a type of bone marrow disease. Rarely, MF leads to leukemia.This factsheet explains what it is, and briefly describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

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Nivolumab (OPDIVO®) [Bulgarian] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Nivolumab (OPDIVO®) is a targeted therapy drug used to treat melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer or kidney (renal cell) cancer. 

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Nivolumab (OPDIVO®) [Polish] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Nivolumab (OPDIVO®) is a targeted therapy drug used to treat melanoma, non-small cell lung cancer or kidney (renal cell) cancer. 

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Osteosarcoma [French] (December 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Osteosarcoma is a rare type of sarcoma of the bone. This factsheet describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, grading and staging and treatment options.

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Coughing for three weeks? Get out of breath easily? Do you have either of these symptoms? Tell your doctor (2016)

Department of Health

Leaflet aimed at alerting general public to symptoms of lung cancer and encouraging people to go to the doctor if they have a cough that last more than three weeks or get out of breath easily.

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Complementary therapies (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the different complementary therapies that are available. 

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Having an ultrasound (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining what happens during an ultrasound scan. 

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Having a colonoscopy (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about what happens before, during and after a colonoscopy.  

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Stay healthy - exercise (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about different ways you can exercise.  

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Having an MRI scan (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining what happens before and during an MRI scan. 

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Getting ready to die (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about things you might want to think if you will not get better from cancer. For example, things you want to do before you die, people you want to see and things you want to remember and think about.  

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Choosing where to die (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the different places you can be looked after in the last few months, weeks or days of your life.  

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Breast care for women (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about breast cancer, how to check your breasts, changes to look for and breast screening. 

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Stay healthy - stop smoking (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about smoking and tips for stopping.  

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Getting your test results (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about waiting for test results and what happens when you get them.  

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Your life and your choices: plan ahead (Northern Ireland) (May 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support and the Public Health Agency

This spiral-bound booklet is about some of the ways that people with cancer in Northern Ireland can plan ahead and make choices about their future care. It is divided into the following sections: Planning ahead; Making a will; Advance care plans; Enduring power of attorney; Advance decisions to refuse treatment; Organ and tissue donation; Your plans for after you die; Managing your care if you haven't planned ahead; Mental capacity; Further information and support.

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Thinking about your funeral (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about what a funeral is and things you might want to plan for your funeral, such as the music or who should come. 

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An ABC of prostate cancer today. My journey over 4 continents to find the best cure (2016)

Self-published using CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

“An ABC of prostate cancer today – 2nd Edition replaces its best-selling predecessor, “An ABC of prostate cancer in 2015”. The new edition provides the reader with comprehensive information on the very latest diagnosis tests that are available and now becoming routinely used in leading clinics, hospitals and specialist practice around the world. A leading urological surgeon who reviewed the book said: “All my registrars (interns) should get a copy of this book and fully digest its contents.” Another specialist said: “Every general practitioner (physician) in the country should read the book to bring them up-to- date on prostate cancer.” Not with standing these comments, the easy-to-read book, is targeted at the layman, and is written in easily understood language. The book provides the reader with more than 100 questions that prostate cancer sufferers should consider asking their doctors. It also details “My Journey over Four Continents to find the Best Cure”. The book (99,500 words over 344 pages) is presented in three parts: In Part 1, the book looks at what prostate cancer is and examines, in detail, PSA testing and its derivatives such as PSA density, PSA doubling time, free PSA, etc. It also looks in depth at the biopsy process and explains the increasing use of multiparametric MRI as a diagnostic tool. The staging and grading of prostate cancers are explained. Part 2 focusses on the 10 top treatments available to treat prostate cancer. Some of these treatments are broken down into multiple sub-sets. One such treatment is radiation, which is broken down into nine different forms of radiation, each of which is fully presented. Some of these, like proton beam therapy, might offer better alternative outcomes to some sufferers than more ‘popular’ treatments. Whilst the book focusses mainly on the treatment of patients with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer that is localised, the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer is also considered. The book considers diet and nutrition issues in detail and also has chapters on alternative treatments and a comprehensive cancer-fighting plan. This part of the book concludes with a chapter on the all-important prostate cancer support groups. Part 3 of the book details my consideration of various treatment options, my visits to three urologists and a radiation oncologist, my treatment selection process and my subsequent proton beam therapy treatment at the National Cancer Centre in Sout

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Your step by step guide to making a will (June 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet explains how to make or update your will, what to include, who to include, whether you should use a solicitor, how inheritance tax is calculated, and further sources of information and other useful organisations.

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Stay healthy - have safe sex (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about how to have safe sex.  

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Understanding primary brain tumours (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet has been written to help people understand more about primary brain tumours (both malignant and benign). It covers the different types of brain tumour, the causes, signs and symptoms, treatment, and recurrence. It also covers emotions, support, and practical and financial help.

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Side effects from chemotherapy (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the possible side effects of chemotherapy and ways of coping with each one. 

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Side effects from radiotherapy (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the possible side effects of radiotherapy and where to get support. 

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Stay healthy - drink less alcohol (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about alcohol and how many units are in different drinks. 

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Stay healthy - eat a healthy diet (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about what a healthy diet is and foods to avoid. 

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Managing your debt. A self-help guide (August 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet aims to help people affected by cancer understand the basics of debt management and to provide tools to help them deal with their debts. It covers benefits, creating a financial statement, identifying priority debts, and negotiating with creditors. It includes sample letters, further sources of information and advice, and a jargon buster.

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Having examinations and blood tests (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about having tests at hospital and what might happen. 

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Grief and loss when someone dies (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining what dying is, how you might feel if someone you love dies and where you can get support.  

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Who can help if you are dying (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the different people who can support you if you are dying and what they can help with.  

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Bowel screening information card (January 2016)

Cancer Research UK

Pack of 100 cards with information on the bowel cancer screening programme in England, including the age range when people are eligible to take part, and the contact number to request a new kit. 

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Stay healthy - be safe in the sun (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about how to be safe in the sun.  

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Planning and managing your finances (May 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer can put a strain on your budget. It can lead to extra costs and disrupt your income. This booklet aims to help you manage these changes and look after your everyday finances.

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Your life and your choices: plan ahead (Scotland) (March 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support and the Public Health Agency

This booklet is about some of the ways that people with cancer in Scotland can plan and make choices about their future care. 

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How you may feel when someone dies (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet that explains grief and talks about the different emotions or changes you might experience if someone you love dies. There is also information about where to get support. 

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Going to a funeral when someone dies (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about what a funeral is, what might happen and other ways of remembering someone who has died.  

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How to check your balls (testicles) (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about testicular cancer and how to check your testicles for changes.  

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Your support and follow-up care. (October 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This leaflet is about how you can take an active role in your care. It describes types of support that your healthcare team may call the Recovery Package. This leaflet looks at: some of the support you can ask for after a cancer diagnosis; what options may be available to you for your follow-up care, and what information you need; ways you can look after yourself.

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Spirituality and religion at the end of life (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet that talks about the role religion and faith may play at the end of life and other things that might help you feel spiritual. 

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Coughing for three weeks? Get out of breath easily? Do you have either of these symptoms? Tell your doctor [Large print] (2016)

Department of Health

Leaflet aimed at alerting general public to symptoms of lung cancer and encouraging people to go to the doctor if they have a cough that last more than three weeks or get out of breath easily.

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Have you had a cough for more than 3 weeks? Do you get out of breath easily? [Easy read] (2016)

Public Health England

Leaflet aimed at alerting general public to symptoms of lung cancer and encouraging people to go to the doctor if they have a cough that last more than three weeks.

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Changes that can happen at the end of life (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about symptoms you might have with advanced cancer and things that can help. 

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What can help you feel better when someone dies (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about coping with grief and things that can help you. 

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Making decisions about the future if you are dying (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to plan for your future, including making an Advance Care Plan.  

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Cervical screening and human papillomavirus (HPV) testing (2016)

Public Health England

This leaflet tells you about HPV testing. This is a test carried out on the sample of cells taken during cervical screening. It makes no difference to what happens at your screening appointment. 

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Fatigue and brain tumours (June 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet aims to help patients understand why they may have less energy. It explains what cancer-related fatigue is and describes the symptoms and possible causes. It has suggestions for coping with fatigue and answers some commonly asked questions and also offers some practical suggestions for coping with the emotional and physical effects of fatigue.

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Recreational exercise and movement with lymphoedema (August 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet describes why exercise is important, what happens during exercise, and how it can help people with lymphoedema. It has advice on exercising with lymphoedema, and what to watch out for, and concludes with information about exercises and activities that people with lymphoedema have found useful, including swimming, golf and racquet sports, cycling, walking, yoga or Tai Chi, and going to the gym.

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Healthy eating for people with lymphoedema (November 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet explains why it is important to follow a healthy eating plan and describes how to make the necessary dietary changes.

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