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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: 28

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10 ways to protect yourself against cancer (2018)

World Cancer Research Fund

A comprehensive guide to the World Cancer Research Fund's Cancer Prevention Recommendations, packed with tips on simple changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will help reduce your risk of cancer. 

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Want to cut your cancer risk? (April 2017)

Cancer Research UK

Information about how lifestyle choices can reduce cancer risk: not smoking; keeping a healthy weight; drinking less alcohol; keeping active; a healthy diet; and safer sex.

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Ten top tips for a healthy weight (July 2017)

Cancer Research UK

Tips, based on scientific evidence, to help people control their weight by taking in fewer calories and using more energy. 

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Bone health (May 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet describes why bone health is important, the factors that affect the bones (including cancer treatments) and has guidance on how to maintain bone health (diet, physical activity). It also covers treatments, such as bisphosphonates. It does not cover problems related to primary or secondary bone cancer.

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Let's eat and drink healthily (April 2017)

Cancer Research UK

Information about the links between eating and drinking and cancer. Also covers some food myths and controversies, and recommendations for a healthy, balanced diet that can help reduce cancer risk.

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Signs and symptoms of cancer and how to reduce your risk (March 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This leaflet explains how to recognise the early signs of cancer and how to reduce the risk. It describes the symptoms to look out for (unexplained bleeding, weight loss, lumps, pain) and how to reduce the risk by making lifestyle changes (smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol drinking and taking care in the sun).

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Oral mucositis (sore mouth) (June 2016)

Lymphoma Association

Many people experience problems with their mouth following chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This factsheet has tips on oral hygiene and diet.

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Diet, physical activity and your risk of prostate cancer (February 2016)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet is for men who want to eat more healthily and possibly reduce their risk of prostate cancer. It describes a healthy diet and lists the foods that may reduce the risk of prostate cancer and those that may increase it.

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Detect and diagnose. Understanding bowel cancer (January 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This booklet explains what bowel cancer is and describes the risk factors and symptoms, how to reduce the risk (such as changes to the diet and regular exercise), screening, visiting the GP, and being referred for investigations. It also has useful addresses and case studies.

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Prostate cancer information booklet (September 2016)

PCaSO Prostate Cancer Support Network

This booklet covers diagnosis (including the DRE and the PSA test), the Gleason score and the staging of prostate cancer, treatment options (active surveillance, watchful waiting, radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, cryotherapy, high intensity focused ultrasound, hormone treatment, chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy), clinical trials, side effects (sexual problems, continence, bone health), and diet and lifestyle.

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Stay healthy - eat a healthy diet (2016)

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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An ABC of prostate cancer today. My journey over 4 continents to find the best cure (2016)

Alan Lawrenson

“An ABC of prostate cancer today – 2nd Edition replaces its best-selling predecessor, “An ABC of prostate cancer in 2015”. The new edition provides the reader with comprehensive information on the very latest diagnosis tests that are available and now becoming routinely used in leading clinics, hospitals and specialist practice around the world. A leading urological surgeon who reviewed the book said: “All my registrars (interns) should get a copy of this book and fully digest its contents.” Another specialist said: “Every general practitioner (physician) in the country should read the book to bring them up-to- date on prostate cancer.” Not with standing these comments, the easy-to-read book, is targeted at the layman, and is written in easily understood language. The book provides the reader with more than 100 questions that prostate cancer sufferers should consider asking their doctors. It also details “My Journey over Four Continents to find the Best Cure”. The book (99,500 words over 344 pages) is presented in three parts: In Part 1, the book looks at what prostate cancer is and examines, in detail, PSA testing and its derivatives such as PSA density, PSA doubling time, free PSA, etc. It also looks in depth at the biopsy process and explains the increasing use of multiparametric MRI as a diagnostic tool. The staging and grading of prostate cancers are explained. Part 2 focusses on the 10 top treatments available to treat prostate cancer. Some of these treatments are broken down into multiple sub-sets. One such treatment is radiation, which is broken down into nine different forms of radiation, each of which is fully presented. Some of these, like proton beam therapy, might offer better alternative outcomes to some sufferers than more ‘popular’ treatments. Whilst the book focusses mainly on the treatment of patients with low and intermediate risk prostate cancer that is localised, the treatment of metastatic prostate cancer is also considered. The book considers diet and nutrition issues in detail and also has chapters on alternative treatments and a comprehensive cancer-fighting plan. This part of the book concludes with a chapter on the all-important prostate cancer support groups. Part 3 of the book details my consideration of various treatment options, my visits to three urologists and a radiation oncologist, my treatment selection process and my subsequent proton beam therapy treatment at the National Cancer Centre in Sout

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Breast cancer risk. The facts (July 2015)

Breast Cancer Now

A summary of current knowledge about breast cancer risk factors. The introduction explains what a risk factor is and briefly discusses hormones and breast cancer risk. The rest of the booklet is divided into three main sections: our genes and bodies; our lifestyles and life choices; and our environment. The evidence for each risk factor is presented.

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Breast cancer: risk factors (December 2015)

Women's Health Concern

This factsheet describes the factors that have been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, including age; family history, endogenous and exogenous hormones, smoking, diet, reproductive history, and body weight and physical activity.

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Invincibility in the face of prostate cancer: coming out the other side (2015)

The Cloister House Press

Throughout his extensive career Alfred Samuels was a bodyguard to some the world's most recognised celebrities. He was a physically active and mentally alert individual who provided the needs of his particular industry over many years. In January 2012 his world came to a sudden and unforeseeable halt when he was diagnosed with advanced metastatic prostate cancer, stage four. Alfred Samuels’ honest and frank account is one part of his mission to challenge men's attitudes and the taboo surrounding prostate cancer. (Publisher)

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The breast cancer cookbook (2015)

Quadrille Publishing Ltd

A specifically tailored lifestyle cookbook to combat breast cancer, from surgical oncologist Professor Mo Keshtgar. Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women, affecting 1 in 8 women in the UK. It is now known that diet and lifestyle are significant risk factors in the development of the disease. Adopting a healthier diet can reduce the risk of getting breast cancer and improve the survival of patients who have been diagnosed. Breast cancer specialist Mo Keshtgar takes you through the risk factors and specific dietary associations with breast cancer, including phytoestrogens, fruit and vegetables, fats and dairy products. Advice on foods to avoid, foods to eat in moderation and foods to eat more of follows, with simple suggestions as to how to achieve these changes. The enticing collection of over 100 recipes covers breakfasts, soups, salads, fish and shellfish, poultry and meat, vegetarian dishes, treats and drinks. All the dishes have been specifically created to take in all the dietary considerations linked to breast cancer and the possible side effects of treatments. (Publisher)

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Keeping your bowel healthy [Easy read] (January 2015)

Bowel Cancer UK

This easy read version of the booklet 'Simple steps to good bowel health' has simple steps to take to help achieve good bowel health.

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Focus on nutrition and physical activity (July 2014)

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Advice about lifestyle changes that may reduce the risk of developing cancer.

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Signs and symptoms of cancer - what to be aware of [Audio CD] (August 2014)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Audio CD of the leaflet explaining how to recognise the early signs of cancer and how to reduce the risk. It describes the symptoms to look out for (unexplained bleeding, weight loss, lumps, pain) and how to reduce the risk by making lifestyle changes (smoking, diet, exercise, alcohol drinking and taking care in the sun).

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Take control of your health and be wellaware. Cancer awareness for men (June 2013)

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Advice on reducing the risk of cancer by making lifestyle changes (weight, diet, physical activity, alcohol intake, sun care, smoking) and by being body aware.

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Take control of your health and be wellaware. Cancer awareness for women (June 2013)

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Advice on reducing the risk of cancer by making lifestyle changes (weight, diet, physical activity, alcohol intake, sun care, smoking) and by being body aware.

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Dietary advice for haematology patients with neutropenia (July 2013)

Bloodwise

This booklet provides general advice on safe food handling and storage for all patients at risk of neutropenia. It also lists some foods that patients with neutropenia should avoid, and has suggestions for suitable snacks.

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Who will cut the grass? (2013)

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

This illustrated book for young children aims to help them understand and prepare for the death of a parent or significant adult.

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Riddance (2012)

Worple

On Valentine's Day, 2006, Anthony Wilson was formally diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system. 'Beginning with what happened', the poems in Riddance chart the progress of his treatment for this disease, from initial diagnosis to the uncertain territory of remission. Even more essentially, they recover and celebrate all that is most fundamental and affirming about the act of living. (Publisher)

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The whole-food guide for breast cancer survivors (2012)

New Harbinger

Millions of breast cancer survivors have two things in common: a renewed gratitude for their good health and a recharged commitment to taking care of their bodies. The Whole-Food Guide for Breast Cancer Survivors is an integrative, whole foods guide to rebuilding health after surviving breast cancer and reducing the chance of breast cancer reoccurrence. Although cancer does have a significant genetic component, lifestyle factors such as nutrition also play a role in determining the likelihood that cancer will reappear. This program helps readers get the nutrition they need in order to keep breast cancer at bay, with specific guidance for managing hormone levels with food. The guide also explains how nutritional deficiencies, environmental factors, and antioxidants affect cancer's ability to attack the body. Using holistic health and nutrition leader Edward Bauman's Eating for Health model, readers learn to eat for pleasure, eat for energy, eat for recovery, and eat for health in order to starve cancer and enjoy stronger, healthier bodies. (Publisher)

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Say no to cancer (2010)

Piatkus Books

Cancer is increasing at an alarming rate and one in three people will develop cancer at some point in their lives. According to the World Cancer Research Fund, up to 39 per cent of the most common cancers - lung, breast, colorectal, skin, mouth/throat and oesophagus, liver, stomach, prostate, cervical ovarian, testicular, endometrial and pancreatic - are preventable through diet, physical activity and weight control alone. "Say no to cancer" was originally published by Piatkus in 1999 and this greatly expanded edition contains new chapters that reflect the very latest information on the connection between diet and lifestyle and the risk of developing cancer. It offers guidance for people who wish to avoid getting cancer, and for those who want to know what they can do nutritionally if they have cancer and/or want to prevent reoccurrence. By improving your diet and taking the right nutritional supplements you really can say no to cancer. (Publisher)

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Knowledge empowers. Don't get caught outAn awareness presentation (2010)

PCaSO Prostate Cancer Support Network

A DVD with information about prostate cancer as follows: Prostate basics; The prostate; Age; Seeing your GP; Active surveillance; Can prostate cancer be avoided?; Risk factors and symptoms; Common problems; Ethnicity; Explaining all symptoms and concerns; Watchful waiting; Comparison between Eastern and Western diets; Testing and referral; Significance of prostate cancer; Diet and lifestyle; Asking for a PSA test; Surgery, radiotherapy, HIFU, cryotherapy, PDT; World-wide evidence; Treatment options; Family connections; Note the result; Hormone therapy; What's involved?; Diet, nutrition and lifestyle guidance; Chemotherapy; Lifestyle guidance.

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Anti cancer living. The six-step solution to transform your health (2018)

Vermilion (Random House)

“You have cancer.” These are perhaps the most feared three words that will ever come out of a doctor’s mouth, and more and more people are hearing them. Yet most patients (and some doctors) do not realize that lifestyle changes can dramatically reduce risk, assist treatment and improve chances of surviving and even thriving after a diagnosis. Over the course of a major study Servan-Schreiber designed with Dr Lorenzo Cohen at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, six key areas have emerged: love and social support, stress management, rest, movement, nutrition and avoiding environmental toxins. Each plays a role--but it's the synergies created by this potent "Mix of Six" that can bring about real shifts in health and well-being, significantly improving quality of life and positively supporting conventional cancer treatments. Dr. David Servan-Schreiber's Anticancer introduced a revolutionary way to understand and confront cancer, changing the lives of millions around the world. He laid out the principles of integrative care that had allowed him to live many years beyond expectations for his own cancer, but readers have long requested a specific plan to implement his approach. Anti cancer Living is that book. (Publisher)

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