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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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Cover image of 'Stem cell transplant. A guide to stem cell transplantation for teenagers and young adults'

Stem cell transplant. A guide to stem cell transplantation for teenagers and young adults (January 2013)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This guide describes stem cells and explains what a stem cell transplantation is, why it might be necessary, and the different types of transplants. It also describes the process of finding a donor, the pre-transplant operation, the transplant team, what to bring to hospital, preparing to receive a bone marrow transplant, what happens during the transplant and afterwards, the side-effects, getting ready to go home and getting back to normal. Includes details of useful organisations and a glossary.

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Sam and Lucy visit the dentist. A children's guide to mouthcare (February 2013)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Storybook for children who are having treatment for cancer about looking after their teeth and going to the dentist.

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Donating your child's tissue for research (November 2013)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This leaflet uses a question and answer format to provide information about donating a child's tissue for research. It covers issues such as the importance of biological studies and tissue banks, how the samples are stored, who owns the samples, confidentiality, and the safeguards in place.

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Neurosurgery in children (October 2013)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet gives an overview of surgery for brain tumours in children.

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Steroids for children (September 2013)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet summarises when and why children might be given steroids.

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Scans for children (September 2013)

The Brain Tumour Charity

Information about CT and MRI scans for the parents/carers of a child with a brain tumour.

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Learning difficulties and brain tumours in children (September 2013)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet gives an overview of some of the common learning difficulties a child may experience as the result of a brain tumour and provides information about the support available to assist them in their learning.

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In our own words. Parents talk about life after their child has died of cancer (April 2013)

CLIC Sargent

This booklet has been written for families whose children have cancer. It includes sections on the circles of grief, changes in grief over time, how relationships are affected, the dual process model of coping with grief, remembering your child, spirituality, and dealing with other people's responses. The text is interspersed with quotes from people whose child has died.

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Helping your child to eat (September 2013)

The Brain Tumour Charity

Practical suggestions for parents/carers to helping their child to eat if they have had treatment for a brain tumour.

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Anthem for Jackson Dawes (2013)

Bloomsbury Children's Books

Megan Bright and Jackson Dawes are two teenagers who first meet each other on the hospital ward where they are both being treated for cancer. Megan is scared and worried about her illness, but Jackson seems to be an old hand, having been on the ward for ages. And everybody loves Jackson! He is a whirlwind of life and energy, warmth and sparkle. Megan will need to borrow some of Jackson's extraordinary optimism to face her and Jackson's future. A moving story of first love and a remarkably powerful debut novel. (Publisher)

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