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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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Cover image of 'Breast screening. Helping you decide [Arabic]'

Breast screening. Helping you decide [Arabic] (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 [Easy read] (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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Prostate cancer. A guide for newly diagnosed men [Audio CD] (July 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

Audio version of the booklet 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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If your cancer comes back. A guide to treatment and support (March 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This booklet is for men who are worried that their prostate cancer might come back, or whose cancer has recurred after one or more treatments. It describes why prostate cancer might come back, the treatment options, and how to get support. It has space to record the names and contact details of the health professionals involved in ongoing care, details of appointments, and results of PSA tests. Includes a glossary.

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

NHS Health Scotland

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

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Lobular neoplasia (November 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet discusses lobular neoplasia, which includes atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). It describes the features, diagnosis, and treatment options, and concludes with guidance on how to cope with a diagnosis of lobular neoplasia and sources of support.

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The bowel screening test. Step-by-step instructions [Chinese, Traditional] (November 2016)

NHS Health Scotland

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

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Know your breasts. A guide to breast awareness and screening (October 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet aims to help women understand more about their breasts, how they develop and age, and the normal changes that can occur before a period, during pregnancy, when breastfeeding, and before, during and after the menopause. It uses illustrations to show women how to check their breasts and advises what to do if a change is noticed. It also describes routine breast screening, what happens at the clinic, and the limitations of screening.

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How to stop smoking and stay stopped [Polish] (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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Breast cancer and you: coping with diagnosis, treatment and the future (July 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet is for anyone who is dealing with a diagnosis of primary breast cancer and its treatment. It discusses the emotions that may arise, how to tell other people, how to find out more, making decisions about treatment, and the effects of treatment, and looks ahead to the time when treatment is finished.

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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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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide (July 2016)

NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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Breast calcifications (April 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet explains about breast calcifications, what they are, how they're found and what happens if they need to be followed up.

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Trastuzumab (Herceptin) (August 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what Herceptin® is, how it works, when it may be prescribed, how it is given, and the benefits and possible side-effects. Includes useful organisations.

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Prostate cancer. A guide for men who've just been diagnosed [large print] (September 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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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide (August 2016)

NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening. 

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A guide to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine [Chinese, Traditional] (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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What happens next? A guide for women with a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer (November 2016)

Target Ovarian Cancer

This guide is for women with a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer. It focuses on the practical and emotional needs in the months following diagnosis and offers advice on where to find support.

Cover image of 'Breast screening. Helping you decide [Urdu]'

Breast screening. Helping you decide [Urdu] (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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The bowel screening test. Your questions answered [Chinese, Traditional] (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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How is primary breast cancer treated? (November 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This large print A4 format booklet is about primary breast cancer treatments. It gives a series of questions and answers in a simple format. It complements Breast Cancer Care's more detailed booklet Treating primary breast cancer.

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Worrying about cancer coming back (March 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This leaflet is for anyone who has had treatment to cure cancer and is worried about it coming back. It has suggestions to help you manage your worries, uncertainties and fears, including how to get more support.

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Your body, intimacy and sex (May 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet is for any woman who has breast cancer and would like more information on how it may affect her sexuality and sexual well-being. It covers sex and sexuality, breast cancer and sexuality, and intimate relationships. Includes photographs, quotes, and sources of information and support.

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Healthy eating. Nutritional guidelines for people with a colostomy (March 2016)

Colostomy Association

Advice on diet and nutrition following a colostomy.

Cover image of 'Breast screening. Helping you decide [Polish]'

Breast screening. Helping you decide [Polish] (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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Rectal discharge following stoma surgery (March 2016)

Colostomy Association

This leaflet explains why rectal discharge might occur following a colostomy and describes some of the management techniques and coping mechanisms that might help. Colostomates describe their personal experiences.

Cover image of 'Breast screening. Helping you decide [Latvian]'

Breast screening. Helping you decide [Latvian] (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.

Cover image of 'Breast screening. Helping you decide [Chinese, Traditional]'

Breast screening. Helping you decide [Chinese, Traditional] (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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What happens if you are diagnosed - questions to ask (January 2016)

Ovacome

A checklist of questions for women with ovarian cancer to ask their doctor. It is divided into sections such as: What can I expect to happen now?; At your appointment; What if I have ovarian cancer?; My treatment has finished. Now what?. It also has advice on how women can help themselves; for example, talking to others, support groups, and counselling.

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MTC. Medullary thyroid cancer (February 2016)

AMEND (Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders)

This booklet explains what medullary thyroid cancer is, how it is diagnosed, the tests that may be carried out and the treatment options.

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Understanding GIST: gastrointestinal stromal tumours (July 2016)

Sarcoma UK

This booklet is for anyone diagnosed with a gastrointestinal stromal tumour (GIST). It explains hat GIST is, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options. It includes space to record details of your diagnosis, the names and contact details of your health care team, and your appointments.

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Talking with someone who has cancer (March 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet covers issues such as the importance of talking and listening, how to be a good listener and how to help a person with cancer. Includes details of useful organisations and other resources such as books and websites.

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

NHS Health Scotland

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

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Understanding your pathology report (January 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet explains the information in a pathology report for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It explains the terms used and what the information means, and also suggests questions that women may want to ask their doctor.

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

NHS Health Scotland

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

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In-between days. A memoir about living with cancer (2016)

Harrison T

Teva Harrison was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at the age of 37. In this brilliant and inspiring graphic memoir, she documents through comic illustration and short personal essays what it means to live with the disease. Ultimately redemptive and uplifting, In-Between Days reminds each one of us how beautiful life is, and what a gift. (Publisher)

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

NHS Health Scotland

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

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Cancer treatment and fertility. Information for men (June 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for men who want information about the effects of cancer treatment on their fertility (the ability to have children). It explains the possible effects of treatments and ways of preserving or protecting fertility.  

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An easy guide to having a colonoscopy (June 2016)

NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

Illustrated leaflet with information for people with a learning disability about having a colonoscopy.

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Taking care of your breasts [English/Hindi] (September 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet uses illustrations to show women how to check their breasts and the changes to look for.

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Your breast clinic appointment (November 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet has been written for anyone referred to a breast clinic. It describes what to expect and the tests that may be carried out, such as a mammogram, an ultrasound scan, fine needle aspiration cytology, core biopsy, punch biopsy and vacuum-assisted biopsy.

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The pink unicorns of male breast cancer (2016)

Alan Herbert is a West London born, ex forces, motorcycle riding, all action grandfather who now lives in The Netherlands with his family. In 2012, he was diagnosed with breast cancer. Alan vividly describes his battle with cancer and the often absurd situations he finds himself in as he fights not only the killer disease, but also the ignorance borne out of the feminization of breast cancer. Follow Alan’s courageous story that shows not only the determination, but the admirable spirit of a man who battled and survived. An inspirational, gripping, and down-to-earth story written from a man’s point of view in dealing with breast cancer. “Men have breasts too!” (Publisher) 

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The fabulous woman’s guide through cancer (2016)

Bourne N

"The fabulous woman’s guide through cancer" is for every woman touched by cancer but still determined to feel in control of their life. Giving real advice from a number of fabulous women affected by cancer, it includes tips, examples, stories, memoirs, information and ideas covering everything from post-operation styling, ideas to stay social when you can't go out, dealing with doctors, ways to stay lifted and lots more, all with plenty of kind words and inspiration to keep women on-track during this time. (Publisher)

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Understanding cancer of the voicebox (larynx) (June 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet gives information and support to people who have cancer of the larynx. It describes cancer of the larynx, the risk factors, symptoms, how it is diagnosed, staging and grading, treatment options (radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy, biological therapies), and living with a laryngectomy. Feelings are explored and the booklet also includes details of useful organisations and resources such as books and websites.

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Understanding stomach cancer (October 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet provides information on stomach cancer, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, stages and grading, and the treatment options and their side-effects. It explores emotions and offers advice on self-help and financial help and benefits. It includes a list of useful organisations, books, audiovisual material, and websites.

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

NHS Health Scotland

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

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Questions for carers to ask about work and cancer (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A tool for working carers to find the information they need about managing work and care responsibilities.

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