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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: 1661

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The building-up diet (August 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Many people find it difficult to eat enough to maintain their weight during and after treatment for cancer. This booklet has suggestions on how to help boost energy and protein levels when appetite is poor. It explains healthy eating and includes sample menus and a suggested shopping list of items to stock up on.

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Bowel health and screening: carers guide. A booklet for carers of people who use easy read materials [Scotland] (January 2017)

Bowel Cancer UK

Carers can play an important role in helping people make the best choices about their health. This booklet will help you talk with the person or people you support, about keeping their bowel healthy and getting their bowel checked. 

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Universal credit (July 2017)

CLIC Sargent

Guidance on Universal Credit for young people who have cancer.

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Personal Independence Payment (PIP) (July 2017)

CLIC Sargent

Guidance on the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) for young people over 16 who have cancer.

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Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) (July 2017)

CLIC Sargent

Guidance on claiming Employment Support Allowance for young people over 16 who have cancer.

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Disability Living Allowance (DLA) (July 2017)

CLIC Sargent

Guidance on claiming Disability Living Allowance for children under 16 who have cancer.

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Bowel health and the bowel screening test in Scotland [Easy read] (November 2017)

Bowel Cancer UK

An easy read booklet on bowel health and the bowel test kit in Scotland.

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Lucy has a tumour (September 2017)

CLIC Sargent

Lucy is five years old when she is diagnosed with cancer. This illustrated, colour storybook describes what happens when she has to go to the hospital for tests and treatment. The story follows Lucy from first feeling ill, through diagnosis and treatment, to recovery and returning to normal life.

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Bowel health and screening: carers guide. A booklet for carers of people who use easy read materials [England] (January 2017)

Bowel Cancer UK

Carers can play an important role in helping people make the best choices about their health. This booklet will help you talk with the person or people you support, about keeping their bowel healthy and getting their bowel checked. 

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How to do the bowel screening test (January 2017)

Cancer Research UK

A short factsheet containing simple instructions and helpful hints on how to use a bowel screening kit. 

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Information for trans people. NHS Screening Programmes (July 2017)

Public Health England

This leaflet is for trans (transgender) and non-binary people in England. It tells you about the adult NHS screening programmes that are available in England and explains who we invite for screening.

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Breast implants and breast screening (November 2017)

Public Health England

Guidance for women with breast implants who are having a mammogram.

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Checking your bowel is healthy. The NHS bowel scope test for people who are 55 years old [Easy read] (January 2017)

Bowel Cancer UK

This easy read booklet tells you how to keep your bowel healthy and decide whether to have the NHS bowel scope test.

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Let's stay safe in the sun (April 2017)

Cancer Research UK

Information about how to enjoy being in the sun safely and reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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You can be smoke free (April 2017)

Cancer Research UK

Information on smoking, including what it does to the body, what cigarettes contain, and giving up for good.

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Let's eat and drink healthily (April 2017)

Cancer Research UK

Information about the links between eating and drinking and cancer. Also covers some food myths and controversies, and recommendations for a healthy, balanced diet that can help reduce cancer risk.

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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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The cancer whisperer. How to let cancer heal your life (2016)

Sabbage S

This book does not offer a cure for cancer. It offers a cure for your fear of cancer. Both memoir and self-help book, this is the remarkable chronicle of a passage from 'terminal' diagnosis to exuberant wellness in just a few months. The Cancer Whisperer reverses our traditional adversarial relationship with cancer by teaching us how to listen to it; how to be healed by it as well as seek to cure it; and how to be emotionally free of illness even when physically curtailed. Living on the frontier between her fierce will to live and necessary willingness to die, Sophie - now thriving with cancer - shares her journey with searing honesty, unapologetic vulnerability and intelligent pragmatism. Alongside rare insights into a condition now affecting approximately one in three people, she challenges the mental conditioning we need to overcome to redefine our narratives about cancer. As 'the cancer whisperer', she offers a groundbreaking practical guide that will encourage cancer patients to: Direct their own treatment while preserving their personhood in a system that tends to see them as patients more than people. Engage with fear, anger and grief in healthy and healing ways instead of toughing it out, trying to be positive or collapsing into despair. Radically shift from being a cancer victim to a cancer listener-to seeing cancer less as a disease than as a symptom of other underlying causes, and engaging proactively with whatever changes it calls on them to make. Discover what the author calls 'the whispering, the reaching into a well of darkness and finding your hands painted with light'. Inspired, wise and moving, this book is as unflinching as Lisa Lynch's The C Word, as uplifting as Kris Carr's Crazy, Sexy Cancer, and carries us to a new threshold in our relationship with cancer, strengthening our ability to meet it with courage, creativity, gratitude and grace. (Publisher)

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Breast cancer. The key facts (April 2016)

Breast Cancer Now

This small leaflet briefly explains what breast cancer is, what causes it, routine screening, how it is treated, and how to be breast aware.

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Advanced prostate cancer (November 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

Factsheet for men who have been diagnosed with advanced (metastatic) prostate cancer. It explains what advanced prostate cancer is, and describes how it is diagnosed, the grading and staging, and the treatment options (hormone therapy).

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Reducing your risk of breast cancer (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

This leaflet describes the risk factors for breast cancer and how to reduce them. It also describes the changes to look out for.

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The stages of ovarian cancer (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes the four stages of ovarian cancer. Includes a glossary.

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Localised prostate cancer (September 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet provides an overview of localised prostate cancer: what it is; what tests are used to diagnose it; grading and staging; treatment options; and choosing treatment.

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The emotional impact of a blood cancer (April 2016)

Leukaemia CARE

Leaflet for anyone recently diagnosed with a blood or lymphatic cancer, receiving treatment, worried that their cancer might come back, or supporting a family member or friend. It describes where to get information and how to ask. It also discusses feelings and the changes that people experience: daily routine; finances; relationships; roles; physical changes.

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Prostate cancer. Information for black men (November 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This pocket guide provides information about black men's risk of prostate cancer and what they can do about it. 

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Screening for pancreatic cancer (January 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet is for anyone who would like to find out more about screening for pancreatic cancer. It explains what cancer screening is, why there is no screening of the general population for pancreatic cancer, and how people at higher risk of pancreatic cancer may be able to have screening.

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Lung cancer. Answering your questions (2016)

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

This pack contains booklets on living with lung cancer and managing lung cancer symptoms, along with a DVD (Living with lung cancer).

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Reducing your risk of bowel cancer (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

This leaflet explains who is at risk, how colorectal cancer is detected and diagnosed, and how to help reduce cancer risk. It also describes the symptoms to look out for and the national screening programme.

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Diet, physical activity and your risk of prostate cancer (February 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet is for men who want to eat more healthily and possibly reduce their risk of prostate cancer. It describes a healthy diet and lists the foods that may reduce the risk of prostate cancer and those that may increase it.

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How to help someone with cancer. 70 ways to help cancer patients and their families during cancer treatment (2016)

Benish S

A loved one was recently diagnosed with cancer and you aren't sure the best way to help. Surely there’s something you can do besides bringing a frozen dinner? This book will be your guide to practical ways you can help a cancer patient as they are progressing through treatment. You may feel you don’t have the time, energy or resources to be of much help, but these 70 recommendations will provide affordable and manageable suggestions to help form your action plan. Topics include: -Advice on how to help patients traveling for treatment -Suggestions for both adult and pediatric patients -How to help families and caregivers -What you can do if you live in a different town or state You have the power to make a difference in a cancer patient’s life. These simple suggestions will allow you to help relieve the patient’s worry and frustration, freeing them to focus on rest, gaining strength, and healing during this difficult time. “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” Helen Keller (Publisher)

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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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Is there a link between ovarian cancer and talcum powder? (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes the research evidence to date.

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Prostate cancer information booklet (September 2016)

PCaSO Prostate Cancer Support Network

This booklet covers diagnosis (including the DRE and the PSA test), the Gleason score and the staging of prostate cancer, treatment options (active surveillance, watchful waiting, radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, cryotherapy, high intensity focused ultrasound, hormone treatment, chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy), clinical trials, side effects (sexual problems, continence, bone health), and diet and lifestyle.

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Treatments for relapsed advanced ovarian cancer - what choices do I have? (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes how advanced ovarian cancer may be treated, based on the NICE recommendations.

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Locally advanced prostate cancer (September 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet provides an overview of locally advanced prostate cancer: what it is; what tests are used to diagnose it; grading and staging; treatment options; and choosing treatment.

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Ovarian cancer and sexuality (January 2016)

Ovacome

This factsheet has information and advice about sexuality during and after treatment for ovarian cancer. It covers topics such as sexual relations, psychological and emotional effects, and the physical effects that can affect sexual response.

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Breast cancer treatments and osteoporosis (January 2016)

National Osteoporosis Society

This factsheet describes what osteoporosis is, and considers the link between breast cancer treatments and the risk of developing osteoporosis.

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Living well. Beyond bowel cancer (June 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Information and advice for people with bowel cancer after treatment has finished.

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What is pancreatic cancer and how is it diagnosed? (September 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer Action

This booklet for patients and carers describes pancreatic cancer, its causes and symptoms. It has detailed information on the diagnostic tests used and the stages of pancreatic cancer. It includes a section on what to ask your doctor, where to go for further information and a glossary to explain many of the terms used.

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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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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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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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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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How is pancreatic cancer diagnosed? (July 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet is for anyone having tests for pancreatic cancer. Family members may also find it helpful. It explains the different tests that you might have, what they involve, and what your test results mean. There is also information about the support available. 

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How prostate cancer is diagnosed (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 explain s the staging and grading of prostate cancer.

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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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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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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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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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