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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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Counselling (July 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what counselling is, the common types, and what happens in a counselling session. It includes a summary of the research evidence to date about its effectiveness.

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Eat well (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

This booklet explains the changes that people can make to their diet to reduce their risk of cancer.

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Imagery (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what imagery is and what happens in an imagery session. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date about its effectiveness.

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A closer look at: alcohol (2016)

World Cancer Research Fund

Information about alcohol, the link with cancer, and the benefits of reducing alcohol intake. Includes tips for sensible drinking.

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Managing cancer pain (May 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet aims to help people understand more about cancer pain and the wide range of medical and complementary treatments available for controlling it. It describes pain and its possible causes, before covering individual methods of pain control. It includes a section on how to describe pain, a pullout pain diary, information about sources of support, and lists of useful organisations, books, relaxation tapes, and websites.

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Pelvic floor muscle exercises (December 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes pelvic floor muscle exercises for men to help deal with urinary problems such as incontinence following treatment for prostate cancer.

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Stoma reversal (June 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This factsheet describes what a stoma is and has some questions to ask the surgeon or specialist stoma nurse before the reversal operation. It also describes some of the problems that may occur in the initial period following surgery and how to cope with them.

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Returning home after surgery (May 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Guidelines for people returning home following bowel surgery.

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Radiotherapy [Urdu] (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 [Urdu] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Chemotherapy [Welsh] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Radiotherapy [Welsh] (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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Radiotherapy [Hindi] (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 verion.

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Chemotherapy [Hindi] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Newly diagnosed pack (2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

The newly diagnosed pack is for people recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It can be tailored to a patient’s individual needs. It contains the following publications: Pancreatic cancer: an overview of diagnosis and treatment; Diet and pancreatic cancer; Caring for someone with pancreatic cancer: Information for families and carers; Chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer; Surgery and other procedures to control symptoms; We're here for you (leaflet about the support provided Pancreatic Cancer UK).

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Radiotherapy [Arabic] (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 [Arabic] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Radiotherapy [Polish] (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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Reflexology (February 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what reflexology is and describes what happens in a typical reflexology session. It includes a summary of research evidence published to date.

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Acupuncture (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet has information about acupuncture and its use in the relief of the symptoms of cancer and its treatment. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date.

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Chemotherapy [Italian] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects.

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Radiotherapy [Russian] (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 [Russian] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Radiotherapy [Punjabi] (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 [Bengali] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Radiotherapy [Bengali] (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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Managing the symptoms of cancer (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Practical advice on the common and less common symptoms that may occur with cancer, such as fatigue, eating problems, mouth problems, emotional effects, bowel problems, bladder problems, breathing difficulties, and skin problems. It describes the causes of each symptom and the medical and complementary therapies that can help. It has sections on how other people can help, support services, and practical and financial support. Includes a pullout symptom diary and details of useful organisations.

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Dumping syndrome (2016)

Core

This factsheet describes dumping syndrome, a collection of symptoms that occur after a meal in people who have undergone certain operations on the stomach. It explains why this might happen, how the symptoms are produced, which operations cause dumping, and what can be done about it.

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Nordic walking (May 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what Nordic walking is, the health benefits and what happens in a Nordic walking session. It includes a summary of the research evidence to date about its effectiveness.

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Radiotherapy [Gujarati] (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 [Gujarati] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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My child has a kidney tumour. Information and support for parents (August 2016)

Bethany's Wish, Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This booklet provides general information about kidney cancer (renal tumours) that occur in children.

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Art therapy (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what art therapy is and what happens in an art therapy session. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date about its effectiveness.

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Relaxation (March 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet has information about relaxation and how it may be used to help relieve symptoms of cancer and its treatment. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date.

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Chemotherapy [Portuguese] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Peripheral neuropathy (March 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Factsheet for people who are about to have a course of oxaliplatin, which can cause peripheral neuropathy. It describes the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy and has advice and tips on things that may help to alleviate them.

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Radiotherapy [Portuguese] (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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Barrett's oesophagus (2016)

Core

This factsheet describes Barrett's oesophagus, how it is caused, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Clinical trials (September 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

Information about clinical trials: what they are; why they are needed; the different types of clinical trial; the phases of treatment trials; randomisation; informed consent; and the risks and benefits of taking part.

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Music therapy (February 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what music therapy is and what happens in a music therapy session. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date about its effectiveness.

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Chemotherapy [Punjabi] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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

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Move more. Your guide to becoming more active (July 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A step-by-step guide to becoming more active.

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Physical activity (May 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

This factsheet explains what is meant by physical activity, how much people need, the benefits, what Penny Brohn Cancer Care recommends and offers, and safety concerns. It includes a summary of the research evidence to date about its effectiveness.

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Velcade (May 2016)

Myeloma UK

Velcade® is a new type of drug called a proteasome inhibitor. This booklet describes myeloma, how Velcade® works, how it affects myeloma, how it is used in the treatment of myeloma, how it is given, and possible side-effects. Includes a list of questions to ask the medical team and an explanation of medical terms.

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