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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: 172

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Side effects from radiotherapy (2016)


An easy read booklet about the possible side effects of radiotherapy and where to get support. 

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Head, face and neck lymphoedema (November 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

Lymphoedema of the head, face and neck may occur following surgery or radiotherapy. This leaflet describes the treatment and management options, including manual lymphatic drainage, simple lymphatic drainage, exercise, skin care, positioning and compression. Psychological distress is briefly considered.

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Your pathway. Bowel cancer treatment (March 2016)

Beating Bowel Cancer

This booklet aims to help people with bowel cancer understand the patient pathway and the treatment options available to them. As well as describing surgery, chemotherapy (including descriptions of specific drugs), and radiotherapy, it also covers clinical trials, what happens after treatment, and who's who in the multidisciplinary team. Real case studies are used to illustrate and reinforce the information given.

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Early childhood lymphoedema (February 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

Lymphoedema in children may occur in the treatment of cancer following surgery or radiotherapy. This leaflet describes what lymphoedema is, why it has developed, the treatment options and the impact on daily life.

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Screening for ovarian cancer (January 2016)


This factsheet describes the tests that could be carried out to screen for ovarian cancer (internal examination; CA125 blood test; and ultrasound), their effectiveness, the problems of screening for ovarian cancer, and the studies that are in progress. It also provides broad guidelines for women at low and high risk of developing ovarian cancer.

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Understanding stomach cancer (October 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet provides information on stomach cancer, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, stages and grading, and the treatment options and their side-effects. It explores emotions and offers advice on self-help and financial help and benefits. It includes a list of useful organisations.

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Primary breast cancer resource pack (April 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This pack is for women who have been told they have primary (early) breast cancer. It includes information about breast cancer, its diagnosis and treatments.

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Stereotactic radiotherapy (April 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

Stereotactic radiotherapy or SRT is a type of radiation treatment. This factsheet explains how it works and describes the planning stages, the procedure, the differences between SRT and radiosurgery, the benefits and possible side effects.

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How is primary breast cancer treated? (November 2016)

Breast Cancer Care

This large print A4 format booklet is about primary breast cancer treatments. It gives a series of questions and answers in a simple format. It complements Breast Cancer Care's more detailed booklet Treating primary breast cancer.

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Cancer and your sex life - information for men (December 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about how cancer and its treatment can affect your sexuality, sex life and relationships.The information covers how side effects may affect your sex life, and the support and treatment that is available. 

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