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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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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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Surgery for operable pancreatic cancer (December 2016)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This fact sheet 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 fact sheet does not cover surgery for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours (PNETs).  

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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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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. This leaflet is also available on the Bowel Cancer Screening Audio CD Set.

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Reducing cancer risk. What men can do (September 2016)

Cancer Research UK

Information for men about how they can reduce their risk of cancer. Covers smoking, alcohol, weight, diet, physical activity, sun safety and infections (HPV and hepatitis B).

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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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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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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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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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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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