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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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Antibody therapy (including rituximab) (February 2016)

Lymphoma Association

This factsheet explains what antibody therapy is and how it is used to treat lymphoma. 

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Prostate biopsy results: PIN and ASAP (April 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

A factsheet for men who have been diagnosed with high-grade prostatic intrapeithelial neoplasia (PIN) or atypical small acinar proliferation (ASAP) after having a prostate biopsy. It explains what ASAP and 'high-grade' PIN are and how they might be monitored.

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Breast cancer. The key facts (April 2016)

Breast Cancer Now

This small leaflet briefly explains what breast cancer is, what causes it, routine screening, how it is treated, and how to be breast aware.

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Having a smear test. What is it about? [Easy read] (June 2016)

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

An easy read guide for women thinking about having a smear test.

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Advanced prostate cancer (November 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

Factsheet for men who have been diagnosed with advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer. It explains what advanced prostate cancer is, and describes how it is diagnosed, the grading and staging, and the treatment options (hormone therapy).

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Localised prostate cancer (September 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet provides an overview of localised prostate cancer: what it is; what tests are used to diagnose it; grading and staging; treatment options; and choosing treatment.

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Prostate cancer information booklet (September 2016)

PCaSO Prostate Cancer Support Network

This booklet covers diagnosis (including the DRE and the PSA test), the Gleason score and the staging of prostate cancer, treatment options (active surveillance, watchful waiting, radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, cryotherapy, high intensity focused ultrasound, hormone treatment, chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy), clinical trials, side effects (sexual problems, continence, bone health), and diet and lifestyle.

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Diet, physical activity and your risk of prostate cancer (February 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet is for men who want to eat more healthily and possibly reduce their risk of prostate cancer. It describes a healthy diet and lists the foods that may reduce the risk of prostate cancer and those that may increase it.

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Chemotherapy (May 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes how chemotherapy is used to treat prostate cancer, the advantages and disadvantages, what it involves, the possible side effects and what happens after treatment finishes.

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What to do when someone dies. A practical guide (November 2016)

Bereavement Advice Centre

Guidance on what to do when someone dies.

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Understanding the PSA test. A guide for men concerned about prostate cancer (November 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

A booklet for men who are considering having a PSA test or who want to know more about PSA. It describes the different problems that affect the prostate gland, the risk factors for prostate cancer, the factors that can affect PSA levels, the tests that the GP can do and what the results may show, and what may happen if the GP refers you to a specialist. The final section lists the advantages and disadvantages of having a PSA test and suggests some questions to ask the doctor.

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Locally advanced prostate cancer (September 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet provides an overview of locally advanced prostate cancer: what it is; what tests are used to diagnose it; grading and staging; treatment options; and choosing treatment.

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Reducing your risk of bowel cancer (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

This leaflet explains who is at risk, how colorectal cancer is detected and diagnosed, and how to help reduce cancer risk. It also describes the symptoms to look out for and the national screening programme.

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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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The stages of ovarian cancer (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes the four stages of ovarian cancer. Includes a glossary.

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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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Lung cancer. Answering your questions (2016)

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

This pack contains booklets on living with lung cancer and managing lung cancer symptoms, along with a DVD (Living with lung cancer).

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How prostate cancer is diagnosed (July 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer and explains what the results might show. The tests include the PSA test, digital rectal examination, TRUS (trans-rectal ultra sound) guided biopsy, CT scan, MRI scan and a bone scan. It also explain s the staging and grading of prostate cancer.

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Bowel cancer screening (March 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Information about the bowel cancer screening programme in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, what it involves, and why it is important to take part.

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Is there a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder? (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes the research evidence to date.

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Active surveillance (November 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

Factsheet explaining what active monitoring is and when it may be preferable to treatment.

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Screening for pancreatic cancer (January 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet is for anyone who would like to find out more about screening for pancreatic cancer. It explains what cancer screening is, why there is no screening of the general population for pancreatic cancer, and how people at higher risk of pancreatic cancer may be able to have screening.

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Ovarian cancer and sexuality (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet has information and advice about sexuality during and after treatment for ovarian cancer. It covers topics such as sexual relations, psychological and emotional effects, and the physical effects that can affect sexual response.

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Men's health guide (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

Diet and lifestyle recommendations to reduce cancer risk, including weight, diet, alcohol, and physical activity. Includes brief information on the most common symptoms of prostate, bowel, lung, mouth and throat, oesophageal and testicular cancer and information on screening tests where applicable.

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Detect and diagnose. Understanding bowel cancer (January 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This booklet explains what bowel cancer is and describes the risk factors and symptoms, how to reduce the risk (such as changes to the diet and regular exercise), screening, visiting the GP, and being referred for investigations. It also has useful addresses and case studies.

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Living well. Beyond bowel cancer (June 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Information and advice for people with bowel cancer after treatment has finished.

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Patient charter. What you should expect from your care (March 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This Patient Charter explains the standard of care all people with pancreatic cancer should have and can be used as a guide as to what to expect.

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Women's health guide (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

Diet and lifestyle recommendations to reduce cancer risk, including weight, diet, dietary supplements, alcohol, and physical activity. Includes brief information on the most common symptoms of breast, bowel, lung, womb, ovarian, and skin cancer and information on screening tests where applicable.

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Breast cancer treatments and osteoporosis (January 2016)

National Osteoporosis Society

This factsheet describes what osteoporosis is, and considers the link between breast cancer treatments and the risk of developing osteoporosis.

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Treatments for relapsed advanced ovarian cancer - what choices do I have? (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes how advanced ovarian cancer may be treated, based on the NICE recommendations.

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Radiotherapy (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes radiotherapy: what it is; how treatment is planned; external and internal radiotherapy; and the possible side-effects. It also has tips on coping with radiotherapy and information about fertility and contraception.

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Chemotherapy (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information on chemotherapy, what it is, when it is used, how it works, length of treatment, and side-effects.

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Yoga (July 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what yoga is and what happens in a yoga session. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date about its effectiveness.

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External beam radiotherapy (June 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet is for men who are thinking about having radiotherapy to treat their prostate cancer. It is also for partners and family who would like to know more about this type of treatment. It describes how prostate cancer is treated using a type of radiation directed at the prostate gland from outside the body (external beam radiotherapy).

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Qigong (May 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what qigong is and what happens in a yoga session. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date about its effectiveness.

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How is pancreatic cancer diagnosed? (July 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet is for anyone having tests for pancreatic cancer. Family members may also find it helpful. It explains the different tests that you might have, what they involve, and what your test results mean. There is also information about the support available. 

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Shiatsu (August 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what shiatsu is and what happens in a shiatsu session. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date about its effectiveness.

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