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 email@example.com
NHS Health Scotland
This leaflet explains what breast screening is, who is offered screening, the benefits and disadvantages of screening, what happens before, during, and after screening, and what it means to be called back. Includes breast awareness advice. Concludes with answers to questions that women may ask.
This leaflet explains why you might have a syringe driver, how it works and things to look out for.
NHS Health Scotland
This leaflet explains the benefits of the bowel screening test, how the test is done, and the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, and has tips on how to reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
This factsheet highlights things to consider if you want to plan ahead and make financial and other arrangements for your funeral. It looks at options when deciding what type of funeral you want, ways to pay for a funeral, and information about organ donation. It may be helpful for people arranging a funeral.
Breast Cancer Care
This leaflet describes the FEC chemotherapy combination (5 fluorouracil, epirubicin and cyclophosphamide), when it may be used, how it works, how it is given and the possible side-effects.
Fatigue isn't like normal tiredness. It doesn't go away after rest or a good night's sleep. But there are things you can do to help manage it. This booklet has practical tips on making the most of the energy you have.
This booklet is for people living with a terminal illness, and their family and friends. Inside you’ll find information about the care and support that’s available for you at home.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This information is about help with costs if you have cancer. Includes English-language version.
This Easy Read booklet is for people living with an illness that they will probably die from. It tells them about how they might feel and what might help.