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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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Radiotherapy [Portuguese] (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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Body image and cancer (February 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet explains the effects that cancer and its treatment can have on the body and suggests ways of dealing with these.

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Clinical trials (September 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Information about clinical trials: what they are; why they are needed; the different types of clinical trial; the phases of treatment trials; randomisation; informed consent; and the risks and benefits of taking part.

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Barrett's oesophagus (2016)

Core

This factsheet describes Barrett's oesophagus, how it is caused, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Music therapy (February 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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Chemotherapy [Punjabi] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Mucinous breast cancer (February 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet describes mucinous breast cancer and how it is diagnosed and treated.

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Invasive ductal breast cancer (IDC) (February 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet discusses the main aspects of invasive ductal breast cancer. It describes what it is, the symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, the treatment options and coping with the diagnosis.

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Move more. Your guide to becoming more active (July 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A step-by-step guide to becoming more active.

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Managing family life. A practical guide for parents of a child with cancer (December 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This booklet aims to help parents manage and enjoy family life when a child has cancer. It covers: coping with the diagnosis; how the family may be affected; coping strategies; everyday life for children (play, school, communication, maintaining routines); siblings; eating; sleeping; and where to turn for help.

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Treating primary breast cancer (March 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet describes the range of treatments that may be offered to women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.

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Signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer (June 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet describes the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer and endocrine tumours.

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Surgery for operable pancreatic cancer (December 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet is for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer who are having surgery to remove the cancer. Family members may also find it helpful. We describe the different types of surgery to remove pancreatic cancer, how to prepare for your operation, what to expect during and after surgery, and getting back to normal afterwards. This factsheet does not cover surgery for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNETs).  

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Physical activity (May 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what is meant by physical activity, how much people need, the benefits, what Penny Brohn Cancer Care recommends and offers, and safety concerns. It includes a summary of the research evidence to date about its effectiveness.

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Velcade (May 2016)

Myeloma UK

Velcade® is a new type of drug called a proteasome inhibitor. This booklet describes myeloma, how Velcade® works, how it affects myeloma, how it is used in the treatment of myeloma, how it is given, and possible side-effects. Includes a list of questions to ask the medical team and an explanation of medical terms.

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Your pathway. Bowel cancer treatment (March 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This booklet aims to help people with bowel cancer understand the patient pathway and the treatment options available to them. As well as describing surgery, chemotherapy (including descriptions of specific drugs), and radiotherapy, it also covers clinical trials, what happens after treatment, and who's who in the multidisciplinary team. Real case studies are used to illustrate and reinforce the information given.

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Clinical trials for pancreatic cancer (April 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet is for anyone who would like to find out more about clinical trials for pancreatic cancer. Clinical trials can be an important treatment option for people with pancreatic cancer. The factsheet explains what clinical trials are, what they involve and why they are important.

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Massage (April 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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Menopause brought on by treatment and suggestions for relieving symptoms (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes treatment-induced menopause and offers advice about symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness and osteoporosis.

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If your bowel is blocked (January 2016)

Ovacome

A blocked bowel (or bowel obstruction) is a possible complication of ovarian cancer. This factsheet describes how a low fibre (fibre-restricted) diet may help.

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Primary breast cancer resource pack (April 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This pack is for women who have been told they have primary (early) breast cancer. It includes information about breast cancer, its diagnosis and treatments.

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About ovarian cancer (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes how ovarian cancer is diagnosed, the different types of ovarian cancer, and the treatment options.

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Osteoporosis and breast cancer treatment (January 2016)

Breast Cancer Care, National Osteoporosis Society

A booklet for people who have been treated for breast cancer and who may be concerned about their risk of osteoporosis. It describes osteoporosis, who is at risk, breast cancer treatment and bone density, how to look after your bones, and what to do if you think you have osteoporosis.

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A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine (2016)

NHS Health Scotland

A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. It describes what cervical cancer is, HPV and how it is spread, and how and when the vaccine is given. It also covers consent, and possible side effects.

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Breast care for women (2016)

CHANGE

This booklet uses easy words and pictures to help people learn abput breast awareness.

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Colonic stenting (June 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This factsheet describes what a colonic stent is, why it might be used, how it is inserted, the possible risks, and changes to bowel habit.

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Help with health costs (August 2016)

Age UK

Most NHS services are free but there are charges for prescriptions, dental treatment, sight tests, glasses and contact lenses and wigs and fabric supports. This factsheet explains how the NHS Low Income Scheme helps people on a low income with charges and the cost of travelling to receive NHS treatment.  The factsheet explains what you are entitled to if you: are aged 60 and over; receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit.

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PSA testing and prostate cancer: advice for well men aged 50 and over (2016)

Public Health England

This information sheet aims to give men balanced information so that they can decide whether to have the PSA test.

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Practical and emotional support (March 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Details of organisations that offer support to people following a diagnosis of cancer. Includes questions raising issues that people may wish to consider.

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When someone close to you has cancer (April 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet describes the emotional effects a cancer diagnosis can have on partners, carers, family members and friends. It aims to help readers understand the emotions they are going through, and to let them know that help is available.

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How to stop smoking and stay stopped (2016)

NHS Health Scotland

This booklet is for smokers who are seriously thinking of giving up smoking. The contents include: Thinking about stopping; Preparing to stop; Stopping; Staying stopped; Further help; Medications.

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My child's Wilms' tumour has come back (August 2016)

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

This factsheet is for parents of a child whose Wilms' tumour has come back (relapsed). It discusses the different treatment options that may be available. 

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Choosing treatment : the role of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet briefly describes the work of NICE and the recommendations that it has made about the treatment of ovarian cancer.

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Simple steps to a healthier you (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

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