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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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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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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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Signs of cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the main symptoms of cancer to look out for. You should see your doctor if you have any of these. The booklet also talks about bowel screening (the FOB test). 

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When someone close to you has cancer (April 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet describes the emotional effects a cancer diagnosis can have on partners, carers, family members and friends. It aims to help readers understand the emotions they are going through, and to let them know that help is available.

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Treating primary breast cancer (March 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet describes the range of treatments that may be offered to women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.

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Spotting the signs of cancer (z-card) (September 2016)

Cancer Research UK

This wallet sized fold-out card covers cancer screening and the importance of early diagnosis for men and women. 

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Primary breast cancer resource pack (April 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This pack is for women who have been told they have primary (early) breast cancer. It includes information about breast cancer, its diagnosis and treatments.

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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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Symptoms of cervical cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about cervical cancer symptoms and when to see your doctor. 

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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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Your feelings and cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet that talks about the different emotions you might have if you are diagnosed with cancer. 

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After treatment for cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about what happens after cancer treatment finishes and where to get support. 

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Symptoms of prostate cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about prostate cancer and symptoms to look out for. 

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Your pathway. Bowel cancer treatment (March 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This booklet aims to help people with bowel cancer understand the patient pathway and the treatment options available to them. As well as describing surgery, chemotherapy (including descriptions of specific drugs), and radiotherapy, it also covers clinical trials, what happens after treatment, and who's who in the multidisciplinary team. Real case studies are used to illustrate and reinforce the information given.

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Your sex life and cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how cancer can affect your sex life and things that can help.  

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Starting treatment for cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet that explains why cancer treatment is given and what your doctor will talk to you about.  

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Your social life and cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet that talks about how cancer can affect your life and gives ideas for things you can still enjoy if you are having treatment. 

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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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Finding out you have cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining what will happen if you are diagnosed with cancer and where to get more support. 

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If your prostate 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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Osteoporosis and breast cancer treatment (January 2016)

Breast Cancer Care, National Osteoporosis Society

A booklet for people who have been treated for breast cancer and who may be concerned about their risk of osteoporosis. It describes osteoporosis, who is at risk, breast cancer treatment and bone density, how to look after your bones, and what to do if you think you have osteoporosis.

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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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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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In-between days. A memoir about living with cancer [currently being reviewed by our volunteers] (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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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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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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Are you worried about prostate cancer? (February 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet explains that it is not common for cancer to run in families, what is known about the main causes of prostate cancer and how to reduce the risk.

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A whole new me. Getting to the bottom of bowel cancer [currently being reviewed by our volunteers] (2016)

Walz D

Come with me on a journey to self-love, self-esteem, and self-healing. I share my experiences with you as a survivor of bowel cancer. I will lead you along my journey from crappy to happy, allow you to feel the multitude of emotions associated with recovery, and share insights into my holistic approach to the wonderful and fulfilling life I now live. Let me also share my successful approach to living life to the fullest, accepting myself and allowing only positive people and experiences to enter my universe. (Publishers)

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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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Managing cancer in the workplace. An employer's guide to supporting staff affected by cancer (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This guide has information and practical for employers about how to support employees affected by cancer. It includes examples of best practice and also covers employers' responsibilities and employees' rights.

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If you are dying from cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how you might feel if you find out your cancer cannot be cured. The booklet talks about things that might help and people who can support you.  

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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.

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