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.
Please enter a word or phrase into the search box to find relevant materials. If you want to search for a phrase, please use quotes, eg “Macmillan Cancer Support”, “Breast cancer”. If you have any questions about the web directory please contact Sue Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Breast Cancer Care
This leaflet explains what tamoxifen is, when it may be prescribed, how it works, the benefits, and possible side-effects.
NHS Health Scotland
This leaflet explains the benefits of the bowel screening test, how the test is done, and the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, and has tips on how to reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
Polyps are usually benign (non-cancerous) but some may eventually become malignant (cancerous). This leaflet explains what polyps are, what symptoms they may cause, and how they are diagnosed and treated.
This factsheet has information about the chemotherapy drugs commonly used to treat ovarian cancer. It covers: What chemotherapy will I need?; Having treatment; Chemotherapy side effects; Treatment with Carboplatin; Treatment with Taxol; Caelyx; Caring for yourself when you are having chemotherapy.
This factsheet explains what is meant by borderline ovarian cancer and the three situations that might cause concern or uncertainty: borderline ovarian tumours that have spread beyond the ovary (non-invasive and invasive implants); mucinous borderline tumours; stage-1 borderline ovarian tumours in young women treated with limited surgery.
A glossary of medical terms that women with ovarian cancer may come across.
This factsheet describes some of the rarer ovarian cancers and how they may be treated, namely: germ cell tumours; sex-cord stromal tumours (granulosa cell tumour and Sertoli-Leydig cell tumours); small-cell carcinoma of the ovary; Brenner tumours; and Krukenberg tumours.
A blocked bowel (or bowel obstruction) is a possible complication of ovarian cancer. This factsheet describes how a low fibre (fibre-restricted) diet may help.
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.
This factsheet briefly describes clear cell carcinoma of the ovary: what it is; how it is treated; some side-effects of chemotherapy; and what happens after treatment has finished.