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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: 1603

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Healing (August 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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Taking part in research. A guide for teenagers and young people (aged 13-25) with cancer who are considering taking part in a research study or clinical trial (April 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Information for teenagers and young adults about research and clinical trials.

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My brother or sister has cancer. A children's guide to coping with cancer (August 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This illustrated booklet tells the story of siblings Tom and Jess, whose little brother Ben has cancer. It describes how they cope with the illness and the changes it brings. It is aimed at children under nine.

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How prostate cancer is diagnosed [large print] (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 explains the staging and grading of prostate cancer.

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Questions to ask about work and cancer (April 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A tool for people to find the information they need about work issues at every stage of the cancer journey.

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Signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet briefly describes the most common symptoms of ovarian cancer, as well as other symptoms that may be experienced.

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Counselling (July 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what counselling is, the common types, and what happens in a counselling session. It includes a summary of the research evidence to date about its effectiveness.

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What is pancreatic cancer? (June 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet explains the pancreas and what it does. It also explains what pancreatic cancer is.

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Eat well (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

This booklet explains the changes that people can make to their diet to reduce their risk of cancer.

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Stents and bypass surgery for pancreatic cancer (December 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet is for people with pancreatic cancer who can’t have an operation to remove the cancer (inoperable cancer), but may have a stent or bypass surgery to relieve symptoms caused by the cancer. It explains how these treatments can be used to treat a blocked bile duct or duodenum. It describes what the treatments involve, possible side effects, how they can affect your diet, and getting back to normal afterwards.

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Imagery (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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A closer look at: alcohol (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

Information about alcohol, the link with cancer, and the benefits of reducing alcohol intake. Includes tips for sensible drinking.

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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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Stoma reversal (June 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This factsheet describes what a stoma is and has some questions to ask the surgeon or specialist stoma nurse before the reversal operation. It also describes some of the problems that may occur in the initial period following surgery and how to cope with them.

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Returning home after surgery (May 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Guidelines for people returning home following bowel surgery.

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Let's be clear about lung cancer [Easy read] (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.

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Palliative care (June 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Information about palliative care for people with recurrent or metastatic bowel cancer. It describes the aims of palliative care, what a palliative care pathway might mean, and support for carers during end-of-life care.

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Radiotherapy [Urdu] (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. Includes English language version.

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Chemotherapy [Urdu] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Chemotherapy [Welsh] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Radiotherapy [Welsh] (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. Includes English language version.

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Radiotherapy [Hindi] (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. Includes English language verion.

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Chemotherapy [Hindi] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Newly diagnosed pack (2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

The newly diagnosed pack is for people recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It can be tailored to a patient’s individual needs. It contains the following publications: Pancreatic cancer: an overview of diagnosis and treatment; Diet and pancreatic cancer; Caring for someone with pancreatic cancer: Information for families and carers; Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer; Surgery and other procedures to control symptoms; We're here for you (leaflet about the support provided Pancreatic Cancer UK).

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Types of pancreatic cancer (August 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

There are different types of pancreatic cancer. This factsheet explains the different types, including the most common type, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, neuroendocrine tumours, and rarer types of pancreatic cancer. 

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Radiotherapy [Arabic] (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. Includes English language version.

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Chemotherapy [Arabic] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Radiotherapy [Polish] (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. Includes English language version.

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Reflexology (February 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what reflexology is and describes what happens in a typical reflexology session. It includes a summary of research evidence published to date.

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Acupuncture (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet has information about acupuncture and its use in the relief of the symptoms of cancer and its treatment. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date.

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Chemotherapy [Italian] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects.

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Radiotherapy [Russian] (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. Includes English language version.

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Chemotherapy [Russian] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Radiotherapy [Punjabi] (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. Includes English language version.

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Chemotherapy [Bengali] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Radiotherapy [Bengali] (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. Includes English language version.

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Dumping syndrome (2016)

Core

This factsheet describes dumping syndrome, a collection of symptoms that occur after a meal in people who have undergone certain operations on the stomach. It explains why this might happen, how the symptoms are produced, which operations cause dumping, and what can be done about it.

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Nordic walking (May 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what Nordic walking is, the health benefits and what happens in a Nordic walking session. It includes a summary of the research evidence to date about its effectiveness.

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Screening for ovarian cancer (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes the tests that could be carried out to screen for ovarian cancer (internal examination; CA125 blood test; and ultrasound), their effectiveness, the problems of screening for ovarian cancer, and the studies that are in progress. It also provides broad guidelines for women at low and high risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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Radiotherapy [Gujarati] (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. Includes English language version.

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Chemotherapy [Gujarati] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Pain and pancreatic cancer (October 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This booklet describes the different types of pain that pancreatic cancer can cause. It has information on how to describe pain to your medical team, and ways of keeping it under control, including painkillers.  

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Helping brothers and sisters. A guide for adults supporting siblings of children with cancer (February 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This illustrated leaflet is designed to help adults who come into contact with the siblings of children with cancer. It explains the problems that siblings may have and how adults can best help them cope.

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

Bethany's Wish, Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

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

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Art therapy (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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Relaxation (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet has information about relaxation and how it may be used to help relieve symptoms of cancer and its treatment. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date.

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Chemotherapy [Portuguese] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Peripheral neuropathy (March 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Factsheet for people who are about to have a course of oxaliplatin, which can cause peripheral neuropathy. It describes the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and has advice and tips on things that may help to alleviate them.

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