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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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Human papillomavirus (HPV). The facts (March 2017)

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Credit-card leaflet with facts about HPV, high risk HPV and cervical cancer, contracting high risk HPV and how to reduce your risk. It also describes the services that Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust offers to anyone concerned about HPV, cervical screening, cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer.

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The HLRCC handbook (March 2013)

Lovitt GL, editor, The HLRCC Family Alliance

This booklet has detailed information about hereditary leiomyomatosis and renal cell carcinoma (sometimes known as Reed’s syndrome), a rare genetic condition.

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Having a smear test. What is it about? [Easy read] (June 2016)

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

An easy read guide for women thinking about having a smear test.

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Having a colonoscopy. A helpful guide to this life saving procedure (2010)

Bowel Cancer Information (formerly Lynn's Bowel Cancer Campaign)

A DVD of Lynn Faulds Woods' colonoscopy at St George's Hospital in London; it shows the viewer exactly what is involved.

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Laryngectomy is not a tragedy. An introduction to pharyngeal speech (2013)

Norgate S

This updated edition contains the original chapters written by Sydney Norgate in 1989 plus additional material by Dr Nicola Oswald on current speech methods and future developments. It will provide help and encouragement to all laryngectomy patients and their families. It is full of practical advice and information, as well as reassurance. The author, who had himself had his larynx removed, wrote from personal experience of the problems caused by the loss of normal speech, and describes the method of learning to use substitute pharyngeal speech. Written in a straightforward, humorous style and illustrated with cartoons 'Laryngectomy is not a Tragedy' has proved to be a valuable source of advice and inspiration to all those who face this operation. (Publisher)

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There's something I've been dying to tell you (2014)

Bellingham L

In 2013 Lynda Bellingham was diagnosed with cancer. Having kept the details of her illness private, now for the very first time Lynda talks with beautiful poignancy about her life since her diagnosis, her family and how together they came to terms with a future they hadn't planned. Having been told that she only has a matter of months left to live and writing this in what will be her final days, There's something I’ve been dying to tell you is a brave and brutally honest memoir and yet Lynda also manages to spread her infectious warmth and humour, bringing light to a very dark time. Woven into this very moving and brave story are extraordinary, colourful tales of her acting and family life that will enlighten and entertain as well as the journey that Lynda has taken to find the family of her birth father having already suffered heartache in her search for her birth mother. In the search for her father's family, Lynda finds a family with a history in entertainment showing that acting was always in the blood. Lynda Bellingham was a tremendously gifted storyteller with a rich collection of tales of love, loss and laughter and this book brings her kind heart, courage and emotion to the page in vivid detail. Lynda's story is an affecting and at times heart-breaking one but it is so often laugh-out-loud too and ultimately the way Lynda tells her life story will serve as a great inspiration. (Publisher)

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Your guide to cervical screening (smear test) (June 2015)

Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust

Every day eight women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three die from the disease. Yet cervical cancer is largely preventable thanks to the NHS cervical screening programme and HPV vaccination programme. In the UK 22% of UK women do not attend their cervical screening (smear test) invitation. This short film aims to give you more information about smear tests: what the test is for and what will happen during the test. It also has information on Human Papillomavirus (HPV), a virus which is the main cause of cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. The DVD (£5.00) includes versions in Arabic, Bengali Standard, Bengali Sylheti, Chinese, Hindi, Polish, Tamil, and Urdu. You can also watch all versions online.

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George the Sun Safe Superstar! (2012)

Clifford K, Renn C

This is a story of how a boy became known by a very, very special name. How he spread a message, near and far, and became a Sun Safe Superstar. Helping children learn about the importance of sun safety in a fun and engaging way. (Publisher)

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Step by step guide to see if bowel symptoms could be serious (2011)

Faulds Wood L

This leaflet aims to help people decide what to do about bowel symptoms. It is divided into five steps: step one considers factors such as age, and the type, duration and severity of symptoms; step two looks at whether symptoms are higher or low risk; step three suggests various lifestyle changes; step four has advice on when to see a doctor; step five describes the tests that may be carried out in hospital. The booklet concludes with tips for dealing with constipation and advice on when to take symptoms more seriously.

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Can you spot the symptoms? Knowing how to spot important symptoms can save lives (2011)

Faulds Wood L

This leaflet has information about symptoms that should trigger a visit to the doctor.

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