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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: 1796

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Bowel scope screening (September 2019)

Public Health England

Information to help people decide if they want to take up an invitation for bowel scope screening.

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Having an MRI scan (November 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support|CHANGE

An easy read booklet explaining what happens before and during an MRI scan. 

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Eat a healthy diet (July 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support|CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about what a healthy diet is and foods to avoid. 

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Housing costs (October 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is about managing your housing costs if you are affected by cancer. These costs could include mortgage payments or rent. It gives tips on talking to your mortgage lender or landlord, applying for benefits and getting help with energy bills. 

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Breast implants and breast screening (September 2019)

Public Health England

Guidance for women with breast implants who are having a mammogram.

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Breast care for women (August 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support|CHANGE

An easy read booklet about breast cancer, how to check your breasts, changes to look for and breast screening. 

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Be safe in the sun (July 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support|CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about how to be safe in the sun.  

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Portuguese] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Gujarati] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [French] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS bowel scope screening: using the enema (October 2019)

Public Health England

Instructions on how to use the enema before attending for bowel scope screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show.

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Urdu] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Punjabi] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Polish] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Bengali] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Arabic] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Chinese, Traditional] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Having a colposcopy [Chinese, Simplified] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what a colposcopy is, why a further examination is necessary, what happens before, during, and after the examination, and what the examination will show. 

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Russian] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Romanian] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Lithuanian] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Latvian] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Portuguese] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Polish] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Portuguese] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Polish] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening. 

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Gujarati] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Punjabi] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Urdu] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Bengali] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Arabic] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening. 

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [French] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Urdu] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening.

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Punjabi] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Chinese, Simplified] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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NHS breast screening. Helping you decide [Chinese, Traditional] (2019)

Department of Health in association with the NHS Cancer Screening Programmes

This leaflet has information about breast screening, including false positive and false negative results, to help women make an informed choice about taking part. It explains what breast screening is, what happens during the test, what happens to the mammograms once read, and the benefits and difficulties of breast screening.

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Having a smear test. An easy guide about a health test for women aged 25 to 64 (2019)

Public Health England

This illustrated leaflet is aimed at women with a learning difficulty. It explains the importance of cervical screening and what will happen before, during, and after the smear.

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Chinese, Simplified] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening. 

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NHS cervical screening. Helping you decide [Chinese, Traditional] (June 2019)

Public Health England

This leaflet explains what cervical screening is, why it is important, and what happens during the test. It also includes information on the reliability of the screening test, what happens to samples once they have been examined, and the benefits and difficulties of cervical screening.

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Having examinations and blood tests (November 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support|CHANGE

An easy read booklet about having tests at hospital and what might happen. 

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Let's eat and drink healthily (June 2019)

Cancer Research UK

What we eat and drink can affect our cancer risk. Eating healthily has loads of benefits, helping you keep a healthy weight and and helping reduce the risk of cancer. This leaflet has advice and tips to help people make changes. 

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Managing your energy costs (September 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet has information about what to do about energy bills during cancer treatment. It explains how to look for cheaper alternatives, about government grants, payments and schemes that may help, the changes to make at home, and other support services available.

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A guide for the end of life [in press] (November 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet explains what happens at the end of someone’s life and how to plan for it. It is for anyone nearing the end of life. There is also information for people caring for someone nearing the end of life.

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Let's stay safe in the sun (June 2019)

Cancer Research UK

Information about how to enjoy being in the sun safely and reduce the risk of skin cancer.

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Between living and dying. Reflections from the edge of experience (2019)

Birlinn Limited

In 2017 broadcaster Rev. Ruth Scott was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. As rounds of treatment and hospital stays came to dominate her life, she was forced to step back from her busy routine. She found this experience disconcerting at first but gradually came to realise that it gave her a remarkable opportunity to view life from a different perspective. This book was written during the time of her treatment, what she came to call ‘a gap year in the shadow of death’. More than a memoir of wards and tests, it offers a series of reflections that draw on Ruth’s broad experience and deep thinking. In her life and work she had an innate gift for connecting with people, for being there with them. The book captures this essence in its brave, resonant, and always compassionate exploration of being alive. Living with uncertainty, letting go of control, and allowing for doubt, she writes, can make room for mystery and bring about understanding beyond rational limitations. Drawing on a lifetime of reading and on poems and songs gifted by friends and fellow-patients, Ruth Scott outlines the things that really matter, poignantly and powerfully drawing the reader on her journey. Ruth died in February 2019, but, as Richard Holloway writes, she has left us ‘a map to guide us through our own lives’. 

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For Freddie. A mother’s final gift for her son (2019)

Michael O'Mara Books Ltd

The inspirational memoir from the founder of the You, Me and the Big C podcast, Rachael Bland. Courageous and life-affirming, this is a mother's final gift to her son. In 2016, beloved broadcaster and journalist Rachael Bland was diagnosed with cancer. Shortly afterwards she made the brave decision to share her story, and she spoke with beautiful poignancy through her blog and podcast, You, Me and the Big C. Having been told that she only had a matter of months left to live and writing this in what were sadly her final days, Rachael brings her warmth, courage and humour to the page in this heart-warming and heart-breaking story. Part memoir, part advice, For Freddie beautifully encapsulates the grace and fearlessness in which Rachael lived her life. This is her legacy and an incredible final gift to her son. (Publisher)

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Chemo companion. A friendly guide to chemotherapy and a collection of chemo stories (2019)

Rethink Street Publishing

This clear, concise book helps you to understand what chemotherapy may be doing to your body, your mind and your life. It gives you useful tips and information, practical advice and reassurance, and it reminds you that you are not alone. Part 1 is a brief GUIDE to the time before, during and after chemotherapy. It includes planning and preparation, common side effects, your thoughts and feelings, food and exercise, work and money issues, how you might feel after treatment, and where to find further help and support. Part 2 is a collection of STORIES based on true, real-life experiences of chemotherapy. Each one is candid and honest and shared in the spirit of kindness and friendship. Including an overly complicated salad, finding long lost relatives, flying paper aeroplanes, writing to new online pen-pals, and tips for friends who don't know what to say. (Publisher)

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