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
Breast Cancer Care
This booklet explains what exemestane is, how it works, when it may be prescribed and possible side effects.
Many people with cancer have fatigue and this extreme tiredness is often called ‘cancer-related fatigue’. This factsheet answers the most common questions people ask about fatigue, including: what it is; why cancer causes fatigue; who gets it; how it feels; how long it lasts; how it is assessed; how it is treated; and how to cope.
This leaflet describes how to apply for a blue badge. It also explains that prescription charges were abolished for cancer patients in 2009.
This booklet seeks to answer the many questions and concerns that patietns or a family member or carer might have about a colostomy.
Frances Lincoln Children’s Books
A teenage girl heads towards the hospital waiting room where the doctors are going to tell her how much time she's got to live. As she walks, she thinks about her journey up to this point… the terrible decor in the hospital, wearing a headscarf, the horrible treatments, but also being with her friends, family, and her new boyfriend Victor. This is a story about cancer with a happy ending. It's about life, love, and especially, hope. (Publisher)
An overview of how cancer develops and what lymphoma is.
Breast Cancer Care
This leaflet explains briefly what Arimidex® is, how it works, when it may be prescribed, how it is taken and the possible side-effects.
This briefing looks at the complementary therapies that are most commonly used by people with ovarian cancer, how they can help to manage treatment side effects and improve quality of life.
This briefing looks at the issues raised among family members, children and friends when someone is diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It also gives sources of help and support.
This briefing looks at the experience of returning to work after an ovarian cancer diagnosis and treatment, the importance of talking to your employer as soon as possible, your rights under the law and what to expect from your employer.