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
Bowel Cancer UK
This credit card sized leaflet summarises the facts about bowel cancer, what to look out for and how to reduce your risk. This is the version for England.
Beating Bowel Cancer
Food and diet can cause problems following treatment for bowel cancer. This booklet describes the side-effects of treatment (sore mouth, dry mouth, wind, nausea and vomiting) and suggests ways to help deal with them. It also has practical advice about maintaining a healthy diet, living with a colostomy, work and social life, travel and eating out.
Prostate Cancer UK
This booklet is for men who have prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body and are experiencing symptoms such as bone pain.
Macmillan Cancer Support
A list of cancer resources that have been translated into other languages.
Beating Bowel Cancer
Regaining bowel control can be one of the biggest challenges that you face after surgery for bowel cancer. In this booklet we explain approaches you can take and the support available to you.
Beating Bowel Cancer
This illustrated booklet provides clear information on the different forms of surgery available to people with bowel cancer, plus useful tips on preparing for hospital and returning home.
Katz R, Edelson M
This new and revised edition of the IACP award-winning cookbook brings the healing power of delicious, nutritious foods to those whose hearts and bodies crave a revitalizing meal, through 150 new and updated recipes. Featuring science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are easy to prepare and designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, taste bud changes, and weight loss. A step-by-step guide helps patients nutritionally prepare for all phases of treatment, and a full nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe. This remarkable resource teaches patients and caregivers how to use readily available powerhouse ingredients to build a symptom- and cancer-fighting culinary toolkit. Blending fantastic taste and meticulous science, these recipes for soups, vegetable dishes, proteins, and sweet and savory snacks are rich in the nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals that help patients thrive during treatment. This second edition also includes a dozen new recipes--many of which are simpler and less complicated, for cancer patients to prepare on their low days--as well as a list of cancer-fighting foods that can be incorporated into everyday life without stepping behind the stove. Rebecca has also revised the text with the most up-to-date scientific research and includes a section on how friends and family can build a culinary support team. (Publisher)
Breast Cancer Care
This factsheet describes inflammatory breast cancer, the signs and symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, treatment options and coping with the condition.
Karen Bates was diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine screening. In this frank and heartfelt memoir, she shares her story and tips for surviving breast cancer, chemotherapy and reconstruction surgery. (Publisher)
Ovacome, Ovarian Cancer Action, Target Ovarian Cancer, The Eve Appeal
A guide for younger women who have been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. It was developed through consultation with women who have had ovarian cancer. Highly commended in the 2016 British Medical Association (BMA) Patient Information Awards.