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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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What is cancer? (2016)

CHANGE

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

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Types of surgery for breast cancer [Portuguese] (August 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes the types of surgery for breast cancer.

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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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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)

Department of Health

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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Surgery for breast cancer [Arabic] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet explains why surgery might be used to treat breast cancer, and how the surgery is carried out. It also describes what to expect before and after the operation, and the possible longer-term complications.

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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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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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How to help someone with cancer. 70 ways to help cancer patients and their families during cancer treatment (2016)

Rebel Redd Books

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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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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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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Symptoms of prostate cancer (2016)

CHANGE

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I help? Tips from parents of children with cancer (July 2016)

CLIC Sargent

Suggestions for how to help the parents of a child with cancer.

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Lymphoma and HIV (April 2016)

Lymphoma Association

Lymphoma is a common type of cancer diagnosed in people with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). This information sheet gives an overview of what to expect and where to find more information and support if you are affected by HIV and lymphoma.

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People who can help when you have cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining all the people and organisations who can help you if you have cancer and what they can do.  

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Pancreatic cysts and cystic tumours (May 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer Action

A booklet for patients and carers describing the types of pancreatic cyst, their symptoms and risks. It gives detailed information on the diagnostic tests used, the different types of treatment given for cancerous and non-cancerous cysts. It includes a glossary to explain many of the terms used. 

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Chemotherapy (May 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes how chemotherapy is used to treat prostate cancer, the advantages and disadvantages, what it involves, the possible side effects and what happens after treatment finishes.

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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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Where to get help. A guide to services (April 2016)

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

Although designed primarily for people having treatment at the Christie Hospital, this booklet is relevant to anyone with cancer. It describes the emotional support, palliative care, and financial help available. It has a list of national support groups and also support groups in the northwest.

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Cancer and your sex life - information for men (December 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about how cancer and its treatment can affect your sexuality, sex life and relationships.The information covers how side effects may affect your sex life, and the support and treatment that is available. 

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Cancer and your sex life - information for women (December 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet discusses how cancer and its treatment may affect sexuality, sex life and relationships. It discusses some of the effects and how you can deal with them, as well as where you can get further help if you need it.

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Radiotherapy after breast surgery. A guide for patients and their families (November 2016)

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

This booklet explains what radiotherapy is, when it will begin, in-patient and outpatient treatment, how treatment is planned, what happens during treatment, possible side-effects, and what happens when treatment ends. It also has sources of further information and support.

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Do not attempt cardiopulmonary resuscitation (DNACPR). An easy read guide (March 2016)

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This leaflet explains what happens when we die, what CPR is and what to do if you decide you do not want CPR.

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Bowel cancer and IBD (February 2016)

Crohn's and Colitis UK

A guide for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

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Watchful waiting (April 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet is for men who would like to know more about watchful waiting.

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Hormone therapy (June 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes the different types of hormone therapy, how they are used and their possible side effects.

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Active surveillance (November 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

Factsheet explaining what active monitoring is and when it may be preferable to treatment.

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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.

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

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for women 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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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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Yoga (July 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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External beam radiotherapy (June 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet is for men who are thinking about having radiotherapy to treat their prostate cancer. It is also for partners and family who would like to know more about this type of treatment. It describes how prostate cancer is treated using a type of radiation directed at the prostate gland from outside the body (external beam radiotherapy).

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Qigong (May 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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Shiatsu (August 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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Healing (August 2016)

Penny Brohn Cancer Care

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

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Feel more like you. Expert advice for your skin, nails and hair during cancer treatment (March 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This leaflet explains how cancer treatment may affect the condition and appearance of your skin, hair and nails and has advice and tips on caring for them.

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

House of Anansi Press

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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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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