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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: 1730

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Colonoscopy through the stoma - a patient's perspective (June 2019)

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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Invasive lobular breast cancer (December 2017)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet discusses the main aspects of invasive lobular breast cancer. It describes what it is, the symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, the treatment options and coping with the diagnosis.

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Glans resurfacing and split skin graft/Glansectomy (March 2019)

Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer

This information sheet describes glans resurfacing and glansectomy,  how surgery is carried out, aftercare, and possible complications.

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Partial penectomy (March 2019)

Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer

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Find out about your prostate [Tamil] (May 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet gives information about prostate problems, risk factors for prostate cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

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Find out about your prostate [Urdul] (May 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet gives information about prostate problems, risk factors for prostate cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

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Searching for information and support online. Help and advice for parents and families of children, teenagers and young adults with cancer (December 2018)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

The huge amount of information online can be overwhelming, and sometimes conflicting, causing even more worry and stress. It is important that parents make sure that health information is filtered and gathered from reliable, easy to understand sources. As a parent or carer of a newly-diagnosed child, you may not feel confident when searching through cancer information. This leaflet offers advice and tips on where to start and what to look for.

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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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What you can do to help yourself (September 2017)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet has information about things you can do to help yourself when you have cancer. 

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Work and finance: before, during and after a stem cell transplant ()

Anthony Nolan

A comprehensive guide to managing and preparing for work before, during or after a transplant. It will also be useful for carers, family members or supporters of someone going through a transplant. We’ve included the experiences of patients, guidance from specialist health professionals and the latest information on your rights at work.

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Bleomycin. Bleomycin treatment for childhood cancer (January 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This factsheet gives an overview of the potential late effects of bleomycin treatment for childhood cancer. Written to accompany the CCLG booklet "Aftercure: A guide for teenage and young adult survivors of childhood cancer".

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Managing pain in advanced prostate cancer (May 2017)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet is for men with advanced prostate cancer who are having problems with pain. It focuses on prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. It describes the types of pain and causes, and possible ways of treating and controlling pain.

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Focus on common female cancers (July 2018)

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Brief overview of the most common women's cancers (ovarian, cervical, womb and breast).

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When your child’s cancer comes back or does not respond to initial treatment. Information for parents and families of a child or young person with relapsed or refractory cancer (October 2017)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Being told your child’s cancer has come back or hasn’t gone away can come as a huge shock, bringing back many emotions from your child’s first diagnosis. This booklet acknowledges these feelings and gives information to help you cope with the experience once again. 

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Work and stem cell transplants: a quick guide for employers (December 2016)

Anthony Nolan

A quick guide to help employers gain more insight into stem cell transplants and the impact on their employees, whether they’re just about to have a transplant, are recovering from one, or had one long time ago but still need some support.

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How to check your skin for skin cancer (November 2015)

Wessex Cancer Trust

This illustrated leaflet has been designed to help people who have had a basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma to check their skin for changes.

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Find out about your prostate [Bengali] (May 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet gives information about prostate problems, risk factors for prostate cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

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Find out about your prostate [Polish] (May 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet gives information about prostate problems, risk factors for prostate cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

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Find out about your prostate [Punjabi] (May 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet gives information about prostate problems, risk factors for prostate cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

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It's so much easier since I quit. Your guide to quitting for good with Smokefree (2017)

Department of Health

Main NHS Smokefree guide to helping smokers quit for good. Features an interactive planner that takes smokers through the four key steps to quitting smoking: Think; Prepare; Quit; Stop for good.

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Side effects of cancer treatment [Russian] (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 smear test could save your life. Don't ignore your invitation [Farsi] (2019)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet explains what a cervical screening test is, what causes changes in the cervix, and describes how to make an appointment, what happens during the test and if changes are detected. It addresses the concerns of women who may not have been sexually active, are lesbian/bisexual, menopausal, or pregnant. 

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Secondary breast cancer in the bone (March 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for people who have been diagnosed with secondary cancer in the bones that has spread from the breast. It describes what secondary breast cancer in the bone is, the symptoms, and the investigations. It also describes the treatment options, but not in great detail. Lists useful organisations.

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Lymphoma drug development, approval and funding (October 2018)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet explains why drug development takes so long, why drugs are so expensive and how you can find out if a drug might be funded on the NHS. 

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Follow-up after prostate cancer treatment. What happens next? (July 2019)

Prostate Cancer UK

This booklet is for men who have had treatment aimed at getting rid of their prostate cancer, such as surgery (radical prostatectomy), radiotherapy or brachytherapy. It describes the care and support men can expect after treatment.

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Find out about your prostate [Gujarati] (May 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This leaflet gives information about prostate problems, risk factors for prostate cancer and the symptoms to look out for.

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Neuroblastoma. Information and support for parents (November 2015)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group|Neuroblastoma UK

This booklet is for parents and carers of a child who has been diagnosed with neuroblastoma. There is information about neuroblastoma, the treatments that are used and their possible side effects. It also discusses how a cancer diagnosis can affect you, your child and the rest of the family.

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Diet and physical activity for men with prostate cancer (May 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and want to improve their health and wellbeing. It describes how a healthy diet and regular exercise may help men manage the impact of prostate cancer and its treatment. It does not cover eating problems caused by prostate cancer and its treatment.

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Travel insurance (May 2017)

Colostomy UK

Details of insurance companies that specialise in providing cover for ostomates.

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FEC chemotherapy (February 2019)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet describes the FEC chemotherapy combination (5 fluorouracil, epirubicin and cyclophosphamide), when it may be used, how it works, how it is given and the possible side-effects.

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Looking after someone. Information and support for carers in Northern Ireland (November 2019)

Carers Northern Ireland

Guidance and advice for carers in Northern Ireland. This guide is designed to outline the support available and your rights as a carer. 

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Planning for your funeral (February 2019)

Age UK

This factsheet highlights things to consider if you want to plan ahead and make financial and other arrangements for your funeral. It looks at options when deciding what type of funeral you want, ways to pay for a funeral, and information about organ donation. It may be helpful for people arranging a funeral. 

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

The Eve Appeal

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

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Take control of your health and be wellaware (August 2016)

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Advice on reducing your risk of cancer by making lifestyle changes, and signs and syptoms to look out for.

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Your smear test results [Chinese, Traditional] (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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Make time for breast screening [Urdu] (2018)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet explains what breast screening is, who is offered screening, the benefits and disadvantages of screening, what happens before, during, and after screening, and what it means to be called back. Includes breast awareness advice. Concludes with answers to questions that women may ask.

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Understanding UV (2013)

British Association of Dermatologists

Describes the  World UV app designed by the British Association of Dermatologists, which provides a free daily UV forecast for over 10,000 locations worldwide. On the reverse is guidance about skin types.

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I have finished my treatment. What happens next (November 2019)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This booklet for children and teenagers aged 10-16 aims to help answer questions and concerns that arise when treatment for cancer finishes. It covers feelings and emotions, coping with worry, coping with family and friends, school and college, healthy living, and practical issues such as what happens at follow-up, medicines, and what to look out for.

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Make time for breast screening (2019)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet explains what breast screening is, who is offered screening, the benefits and disadvantages of screening, what happens before, during, and after screening, and what it means to be called back. Includes breast awareness advice. Concludes with answers to questions that women may ask.

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How prostate cancer is diagnosed [large print] (October 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 explains the staging and grading of prostate cancer.

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Waldenstrom macroglobulinaemia (WM) (November 2018)

Bloodwise

Waldenström macroglobulinaemia (WM) is a slow-growing and rare form of blood cancer. It happens when certain blood cells called plasma cells develop in an unusual way in your bone marrow. This fact sheet explains what WM is, how it’s diagnosed and treated, and suggests where to go for more information. 

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Clinical trials (January 2019)

Kidney Cancer UK

Factsheet with information about clinical trials. It describes the different phases of trials, who conducts trials and where they take place and has advice about deciding whether to participate.

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Dry or sore mouth (November 2015)

Wessex Cancer Trust

Brief tips on how to cope with a dry or sore mouth during and after treatment for cancer.

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Stage 2 ovarian cancer (June 2019)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes how stage 2 ovarian cancer is treated. 

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Stage 4 ovarian cancer (June 2019)

Ovacome

This factsheet describes how stage 4 ovarian cancer is treated. 

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Paget's disease of the breast (August 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet discusses the main aspects of Paget's disease of the breast, including what it is, the signs and symptoms, how a diagnosis is made, and the treatment options.

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Financial support - help with costs [Chinese, Traditional] (March 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about help with costs if you have cancer. Includes English-language version.

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When someone dies. A step-by-step guide to what to do (August 2018)

Age UK

Practical information about what to do when someone dies, and where to go for advice. 

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Tubular breast cancer (January 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet describes tubular breast cancer, diagnosis, treatment options and coping with the condition.

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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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