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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: 1659

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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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An easy guide to bowel cancer screening (June 2016)

NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet uses illustrations to explain the bowel screening test.

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The essential work and cancer toolkit (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Toolkit for HR and occupational health employers. Employers can order up to 5 copies of the toolkit by registering for Macmillan at Work.

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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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Understanding the PSA test. A guide for men concerned about prostate cancer (November 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

A booklet for men who are considering having a PSA test or who want to know more about PSA. It describes the different problems that affect the prostate gland, the risk factors for prostate cancer, the factors that can affect PSA levels, the tests that the GP can do and what the results may show, and what may happen if the GP refers you to a specialist. The final section lists the advantages and disadvantages of having a PSA test and suggests some questions to ask the doctor.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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What is cancer? (2016)

CHANGE

This booklet uses easy words and pictures to help you get information about cancer.

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Detect and diagnose. Understanding bowel cancer (January 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This booklet explains what bowel cancer is and describes the risk factors and symptoms, how to reduce the risk (such as changes to the diet and regular exercise), screening, visiting the GP, and being referred for investigations. It also has useful addresses and case studies.

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Early prostate cancer explained (July 2016)

Prostate Scotland

This booklet has detailed information about early prostate cancer, and is aimed at helping men, their partners and families understand about prostate cancer, the tests, investigations and treatment options and help them decide on the treatment that suits them best.

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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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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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Work and cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how cancer can affect your job, what your rights are and where to get more support.  

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Screening for cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about what screening is and why it is important. 

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