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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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The immune system (February 2015)

Lymphoma Association

This factsheet explains how the immune system works and how it may be affected by lymphoma and its treatments (chemotherapy, steroids, stem cell transplants, splenectomy, radiotherapy).

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Bladder control after a prostate operation (January 2014)

Bladder and Bowel Foundation

Urinary incontinence may be a complication of prostate surgery. This factsheet describes what happens after surgery and how to cope at home. It explains the five types of incontinence and how they can be treated. It also describes pelvic floor exercises and includes a bladder training chart.

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The tool kit (2014)

Prostate Cancer UK

A folder of factsheets for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. It contains factsheets on how prostate cancer is diagnosed, how it is treated and lifestyle issues. The Tool Kit is individually tailored in response to requests from men diagnosed with prostate cancer, but additional factsheets can be requested or downloaded from the website.

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Cancer and treatment. A guide for young people (December 2014)

CLIC Sargent

This booklet has been written to help teenagers and young people (13+) understand more about cancer, its treatment, how it may affect them, and how to look after themselves while having treatment. It briefly describes cancer, diagnosis and tests, treatment options (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, steroids, stem cell treatment), the care team, and bone marrow, and neutropaenia and infection. It also has advice on handling side effects and what happens after treatment ends.

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Incontinence as a symptom of prostate problems (August 2013)

Prostate Scotland

This booklet has advice and information for men who have continence problems due to a problem with their prostate or treatment for prostate disease.

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Treatment for an enlarged prostate by 1. Trans urethral resection of the prostate (TURP); 2. Green light laser (GLL); 3. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) (November 2013)

Prostate Scotland

This booklet describes the use of these three treatments to treat the urinary symptoms that may be caused by an enlarged prostate or by prostate cancer.

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Neutropenia and risk of infection (November 2016)

Lymphoma Association

This factsheet explains what neutropaenia is and why it occurs in people with lymphoma. It describes the symptoms of an infection and how to deal with it and has tips to help reduce the risk of infection.

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Continent urinary diversion eg Mitrofanoff (November 2017)

Urostomy Association

This leaflet has information about continent urinary diversion, which avoids the need to wear a urostomy pouch over the stoma to collect urine. It describes pre-operative and post-operative care, and care of the new reservoir.

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Expectations of care for patients with a continent urinary diversion (eg Mitrofanoff) in the primary care setting (November 2017)

Urostomy Association

Guidelines for people with a continent urinary diversion (Mitrofanoff) in the event of problems with pouch function, urinary tract infections, bleeding or discharge.

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The selfish pig's guide to caring (2009)

Piatkus (Little, Brown Book Group)

Six million people in the UK provide unpaid care for disabled or elderly relatives or neighbours, often unnoticed. Their job is long, lonely and hard, yet there is limited support and no formal training. As a result, carers suffer frequent damage to physical and mental health and are liable to feelings of guilt brought on by fatigue and isolation. Hugh Marriott, a carer himself, has written this book for them - and also for the rest of us who hadn't realised what went on behind those closed doors. The Selfish Pig's Guide to Caring airs topics such as sex, thoughts of murder, coping with incontinence and dealing with friends and officials who fail to understand. It's a must-read for anyone involved with caring. (Publisher)

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