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.
Please enter a word or phrase into the search box to find relevant materials. If you want to search for a phrase, please use quotes, eg “Macmillan Cancer Support”, “Breast cancer”. If you have any questions about the web directory please contact Sue Hawkins email@example.com
Penny Brohn Cancer Care
This factsheet explains what art therapy is and what happens in an art therapy session. It includes a summary of the research evidence published to date about its effectiveness.
This factsheet briefly describes the work of NICE and the recommendations that it has made about the treatment of ovarian cancer.
This booklet is for people adjusting to life after diagnosis and treatment of a blood cancer.
Breast Cancer Care
This resource is designed to help people with learning disabilities be breast aware, with the support of their carer. It aims to help people feel safe and confident about checking their breasts, and to seek help early if they are worried.
National End of Life Care Programme
This booklet explains advance care planning (ACP) and the different options available and has practical advice on how people can engage in ACP with health and social care professionals and their carers or family. The guide emphasises that with particularly significant decisions, such as refusal of a specific treatment, certain procedures must be followed.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This factsheet is about claiming benefits. Includes the English-language version..
Women's Health Concern
This factsheet has been designed to help women understand more about their breasts and describes regular self-examination, the breast awareness five point code, breast pain, and nipple changes. It also has brief information on breast lumps, breast cancer, and breast screening.
Breast Cancer Care
This leaflet uses illustrations to show women how to check their breasts and the changes to look for.
High-dose therapy and stem cell transplantation is a treatment option for many people who have myeloma. This booklet explains what high-dose therapy and stem cell transplantation is, why it is needed, and the advantages and disadvantages of this treatment. It also discusses what will happen during the procedure, what to do on returning home, and feelings and relationships.
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
This booklet has detailed information for parents whose child has a brain or spinal tumour. It covers the typical signs and symptoms, diagnosis, the treatment options, clinical trials, supportive care during treatment, and ongoing needs after therapy. Appendices include the structure and function of the brain, a glossary of terms, support groups and useful sources of information.