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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: 1697

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End of life [Punjabi] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about what happens at the end of life and how to prepare for it. Includes the English language version.  

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Stoma reversal (November 2017)

Colostomy UK

This leaflet describes the different types of stoma and the surgical techniques involved in their reversal. It also considers the advantages and possible problems associated with a reversal and suggests a simple checklist to ensure you make the appropriate decision for you.

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End of life [Bengali] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about what happens at the end of life and how to prepare for it. Includes English language version.

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Side effects of cancer treatment [Polish] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Includes the English-language version.

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A guide to having a smear test (2010)

Family Advice and Information Resource

Illustrated booklet for women with learning difficulties. It explains what a smear test is, why it is important to have one, and what happens during the examination.

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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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Radiotherapy [Portuguese] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes radiotherapy: what it is; how treatment is planned; external and internal radiotherapy; and the possible side-effects. It also has tips on coping with radiotherapy. Includes English language version. 

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Chemotherapy for lung cancer (January 2014)

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

Information for anyone just diagnosed with lung cancer to help them make informed decisions about their care.

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Side effects of cancer treatment [Arabic] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Includes English-language version.

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Prostate cancer and your sex life (July 2017)

Prostate Cancer UK

This booklet is for men who want to know how prostate cancer and its treatment can affect their sex life.

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Radiotherapy [Romanian] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes radiotherapy: what it is; how treatment is planned; external and internal radiotherapy; and the possible side-effects. It also has tips on coping with radiotherapy. Includes English language version. 

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My child has a kidney tumour. Information and support for parents (August 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This booklet provides general information about kidney cancer (renal tumours) that occur in children.

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Side effects of cancer treatment [Punjabi] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Includes English-language version.

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What women need to know about... womb cancer (March 2017)

The Eve Appeal

Key information about womb cancer including signs and symptoms, risk factors and how to reduce your risk of developing cancer. 

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Colonoscopy through the stoma - a patient's perspective (May 2018)

Colostomy UK

This leaflet describes how a colonoscopy through the stoma is carried out, the preparation beforehand (bowel cleansing), what happens afterwards and the possible risks. It also explains what polyps are.

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Goserelin (Zoladex) (February 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet explains briefly what goserelin (Zoladex®) is, when it may be prescribed, how it works, and the possible side-effects.

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Breast cancer treatments and osteoporosis (January 2016)

National Osteoporosis Society

This factsheet describes what osteoporosis is, and considers the link between breast cancer treatments and the risk of developing osteoporosis.

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Understanding brain tumours [Audio CD] (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This audiobook explains brain tumours, covering causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials. It also talks about emotional, practical and financial issues.

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Side effects of cancer treatment [Portuguese] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Includes the English-language version.

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How prostate cancer is diagnosed (September 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer and explains what the results might show. The tests include the PSA test, digital rectal examination, TRUS (trans-rectal ultra sound) guided biopsy, CT scan, MRI scan and a bone scan. It also explain s the staging and grading of prostate cancer.

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Thyroid cancer. For patients, by patients (2017)

British Thyroid Foundation

This booklet provides information about the different types of thyroid cancer, and the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. It includes quotes from people who have had thyroid cancer, answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary, and a checklist for use during treatment.

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Male cancer. Awareness, diagnosis and treatment (April 2017)

Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer

This leaflet has information on prostate, testicular and penile cancer - from signs and symptoms, risk factors and causes through to tests to determine a diagnosis and treatment options.

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Prostate cancer [Chinese, Traditional] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated. Includes the English-language version.

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Lung cancer [Chinese, Traditional] (December 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about lung cancer and treatments for lung cancer. It is about cancer that starts in the lung (primary lung cancer). It is not about cancer that starts somewhere else in the body and spreads to the lungs (secondary lung cancer). Includes English-language version.

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Side effects of cancer treatment [Gujarati] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Includes English-language version.

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Anna loses her hair. A children’s guide to hair loss as a result of cancer treatment (October 2018)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Hair loss is a common side effect of having chemotherapy and of radiotherapy to the head. This book tells the story of Anna, Jack and Laura who all lose their hair while having treatment for cancer and helps young children to understand what might happen.

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Zoledronic acid for primary breast cancer (April 2019)

Breast Cancer Care

Zoledronic acid is a drug that’s given to reduce the risk of breast cancer spreading to the bones and other parts of the body. This booklet explains what it is, who might be offered it and the side effects it can cause.

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The bowel screening test. What you need to know [Urdu] (2018)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet explains the benefits of the bowel screening test, how the test is done, and the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, and has tips on how to reduce the risk of bowel cancer.

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Side effects of cancer treatment [Bengali] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about some of the side effects of cancer treatment. Includes English-language version.

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Fatigue (May 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Many people with cancer have fatigue and this extreme tiredness is often called ‘cancer-related fatigue’. This factsheet answers the most common questions people ask about fatigue, including: what it is; why cancer causes fatigue; who gets it; how it feels; how long it lasts; how it is assessed; how it is treated; and how to cope.

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Know the facts about common skin cancers (2013)

British Association of Dermatologists

Brief information about the most common types of skin cancer - basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinomca - and some of the possible signs to look out for.

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End of life [Portuguese] (January 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about what happens at the end of life and how to prepare for it. Includes the English language version.  

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Healthy eating and cancer (August 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about how to eat well and keep to a healthy weight. It explains why a healthy diet is important. There is also a healthy eating guide that explains the different types of food and what makes a healthy diet.  

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What to expect from your appointments (January 2017)

Bloodwise

This factsheet explains what to expect from your hospital appointments if your doctor thinks you might have blood cancer, or if you’ve just been diagnosed with blood cancer or a related condition. 

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Eating problems and cancer [Romanian] (September 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer can cause problems with eating and drinking. This information is about the different problems that can happen and ways of dealing with them. Includes English-language version.  

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Surgery: radical prostatectomy (August 2017)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet has been written for men who are thinking about having surgery to treat their prostate cancer. It describes the operation to remove the prostate (radical prostatectomy) using open surgery or keyhole surgery, who can have surgery, the benefits and risks of the different types of surgery, and the side-effects (short and long-term). It also describes what to expect before, during and after the operation, and what happens after treatment.

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Chemotherapy [Chinese, Traditional] (September 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects. Includes English language version.

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Healthy eating and cancer [Chinese, Traditional] (August 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about how to eat well and keep to a healthy weight. It explains why a healthy diet is important. There is also a healthy eating guide that explains the different types of food and what makes a healthy diet. Includes English-language version.

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If you are diagnosed with cancer – a quick guide (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about what to expect when you find out you have cancer and where to get help and support.  

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Understanding muscle-invasive and advanced bladder cancer [Audiobook] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This audiobook is about muscle-invasive and advanced bladder cancer. It is for anyone who is having tests for this type of cancer or has been diagnosed with it. It may also be helpful for family members, friends or carers. It explains the symptoms of muscle-invasive and advanced bladder cancer, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It also describes ways to cope, including your feelings, relationships, work and finances. 

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Save our skin (2013)

British Association of Dermatologists

Hints on protecting your skin from sun damage and the risk factors for developing skin cancer.

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A guide to checking your skin (2013)

British Association of Dermatologists

Advice on how to check the skin, including the ABCDEasy way to check moles.

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Your smear test results [Urdu] (2019)

NHS Health Scotland

Information for women about their cervical screening test results, including: the letters that may be received; what happens at the colposcopy clinic; treatment; what causes changes in the cervix.

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Tiredness (fatigue) and cancer [Chinese, traditional] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about fatigue, which can be caused by cancer or cancer treatments. Includes the English-language version. 

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Permanent seed brachytherapy (March 2019)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet describes how permanent seed brachytherapy may be used to treat prostate cancer, who can have it, the advantages and disadvantages, what happens after treatment, and the possible side effects. It does not describe external beam radiotherapy or high dose rate brachytherapy.

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Health promotion (May 2017)

Action Cancer

Z-card with information about how to reduce the risk of cancer via making lifestyle changes, including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking, alcohol drinking and taking care in the sun. Also has information about services offered by Action Cancer.

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Leakage (March 2017)

Colostomy UK

Details of products and suppliers that can help with problems of leakage for people with a stoma.

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Pancaking (May 2017)

Colostomy UK

Details of companies that supply lubricating deodorants.

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Donating your stem cells to your brother or sister. A guide to stem cell (bone marrow) donation for teenagers and young adults (May 2019)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Illustrated, colour booklet for children who may be donating bone marrow or stem cells to a sibling. It describes stem cells and stem cell transplants, why a transplant is needed, the types of transplants, the selection process, tissue typing, harvesting the bone marrow (including the risks and side-effects), and what happens if the transplant is unsuccessful. It also covers issues such as consent, what to take into hospital, and changes to sibling relationships. Includes details of useful organisations and a glossary of terms.

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Deodorants (May 2017)

Colostomy UK

Details of companies that supply deodorants for people with a colostomy.

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