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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 [Chinese, Traditional] (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 [Chinese, Traditional] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Bowel cancer screening. The facts (June 2016)

NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about bowel cancer, and the benefits and risks of bowel cancer screening. It aims to help people make an informed choice about taking part in the NHS Bowel Cancer Screening Programme. 

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Medical and other terms explained (January 2016)

Ovacome

A glossary of medical terms that women with ovarian cancer may come across.

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FEC chemotherapy (January 2016)

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.

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Living with lymphoedema after breast cancer (July 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet explains what lymphoedema is, and describes the physical symptoms and the treatment options.

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Fulvestrant (Faslodex) (January 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what fulvestrant is, how it works, when it is prescribed, how it is taken, and the possible side-effects.

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Prostate cancer. A guide for men who've just been diagnosed (July 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This booklet is for men who have been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer. It describes the prostate, how prostate cancer is diagnosed, what the test results mean, the treatment options, and the support available. It has space to record contact details and other information that may be useful, such as appointment times and PSA levels.

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Advice for carers. A practical guide (April 2016)

Age UK

This guide looks at the practical side of caring – the benefits you can claim, how to arrange flexible working hours, how to organise respite care – and the emotional side, such as the impact on your health and social life. It aims to let you know where to go for help, so you don’t feel you have to manage on your own.

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Rare ovarian tumours (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes some of the rarer ovarian cancers and how they may be treated, namely: germ cell tumours; sex-cord stromal tumours (granulosa cell tumour and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumours); small-cell carcinoma of the ovary; Brenner tumours; and Krukenberg tumours.

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The bowel screening test. Your questions answered (November 2016)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet has information about the Bowel Screening Programme in Scotland and why it is important to take part when invited. It has basic information about bowel cancer (including a diagram of the digestive system) and explains what is involved in the test. It concludes with a list of changes in bowel habit that should prompt a visit to the doctor and lifestyle changes that might help reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer.

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Your hospital stay (June 2016)

Age UK

This guide aims to make preparations for your admission and discharge a little easier. It explains what to expect when going into hospital, what should happen while you’re in hospital, and the steps that should be taken to prepare for your discharge. It also examines the process that should be followed to ensure you have appropriate care and support after leaving hospital. 

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Meditation and mindfulness (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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After breast cancer treatment: what now? (August 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet explains what happens after your hospital-based treatments finish. It includes information on follow-up care, being breast and body aware, the ways breast cancer may come back, and how you might feel after treatment ends.

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Moving forward: for people living with and beyond a diagnosis of primary breast cancer (2016)

Breast Cancer Care

Resource pack for people who have finished, or are about to finish, treatment for breast cancer. Includes the DVD 'Eat well, keep active after breast cancer'. 

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Breast screening. Helping you decide (July 2016)

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.

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A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine [Urdu] (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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Borderline ovarian tumours (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet explains what is meant by borderline ovarian cancer and the three situations that might cause concern or uncertainty: borderline ovarian tumours that have spread beyond the ovary (non-invasive and invasive implants); mucinous borderline tumours; stage-1 borderline ovarian tumours in young women treated with limited surgery

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Letrozole (May 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet describes what letrozole (Femara®) is, how it works, when it may be prescribed, how it is taken, and the possible side-effects.

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Managing symptoms at home. Palliative care information for families (February 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This booklet provides information about common symptoms, their causes and available treatments and includes suggestions for things parents and carers can do at home to help their child.

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Breast cancer and your child's school: communicating about your diagnosis and treatment (April 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

Information to help people with breast cancer communicate with their child's school about their diagnosis and treatment. It covers issues such as why it is important to tell the school, when and what to tell them, who to tell, and how the school can help. The booklet includes a section to give to the school; this has information about breast cancer and its treatment and a checklist of issues that the school might want to consider when supporting the child and family.

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Exemestane (June 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what Aromasin® is, how it works, when it is prescribed, how it is taken, and the possible side-effects.

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A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine [Arabic] (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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Housing costs (April 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for people affected by cancer who may be worried about housing costs.

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Anastrazole (May 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet explains briefly what Arimidex® is, how it works, when it may be prescribed, how it is taken and the possible side-effects.

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Financial and employment support (June 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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The bowel screening test. Your questions answered [Urdu] (November 2016)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet has information about the Bowel Screening Programme in Scotland and why it is important to take part when invited. It has basic information about bowel cancer (including a diagram of the digestive system) and explains what is involved in the test. It concludes with a list of changes in bowel habit that should prompt a visit to the doctor and lifestyle changes that might help reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer.

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The bowel screening test. Step-by-step instructions (November 2016)

NHS Health Scotland

Step by step guidance on completing the bowel screening test at home.

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A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine [Hungarian] (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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The bowel screening test. Step-by-step instructions. Repeat test (October 2016)

NHS Health Scotland

Step by step guidance on completing the bowel screening test at home.

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FEC-T chemotherapy (February 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet explains what the chemotherapy combination FEC-T is, when it may be prescribed, how it is given and what side effects may occur. FEC-T is a combination of four chemotherapy drugs: 5 fluorouracil (also known as 5FU); epirubicin; cyclophosphamide; docetaxol (also known as Taxotere).

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The bowel screening test. Your questions answered [Arabic] (November 2016)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet has information about the Bowel Screening Programme in Scotland and why it is important to take part when invited. It has basic information about bowel cancer (including a diagram of the digestive system) and explains what is involved in the test. It concludes with a list of changes in bowel habit that should prompt a visit to the doctor and lifestyle changes that might help reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer.

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The bowel screening test. Your questions answered [Polish] (November 2016)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet has information about the Bowel Screening Programme in Scotland and why it is important to take part when invited. It has basic information about bowel cancer (including a diagram of the digestive system) and explains what is involved in the test. It concludes with a list of changes in bowel habit that should prompt a visit to the doctor and lifestyle changes that might help reduce the risk of developing bowel cancer.

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