My Macmillan

Publications directory

Need to talk? Call us free*
0800 808 00 00 Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm

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: 571

Cover image of 'Managing the symptoms of cancer'

Managing the symptoms of cancer (November 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Practical advice on the common and less common symptoms that may occur with cancer, such as fatigue, eating problems, mouth problems, emotional effects, bowel problems, bladder problems, breathing difficulties, and skin problems. It describes the causes of each symptom and the medical and complementary therapies that can help. It has sections on how other people can help, support services, and practical and financial support. Includes a pullout symptom diary and details of useful organisations.

Cover image of 'Hodgkin lymphoma'

Hodgkin lymphoma (November 2016)

Lymphoma Action

This comprehensive booklet discusses Hodgkin lymphoma in detail.

Cover image of 'Understanding myelodysplastic syndromes'

Understanding myelodysplastic syndromes (November 2016)

MDS UK|Leukaemia CARE|Bloodwise

This booklet has been written to help people understand more about MDS. It describes what they are, how they are diagnosed and treated and also the expected outcome (prognosis). It also provides information on coping with the emotional impact of an MDS diagnosis.

Cover image of 'Hodgkin lymphoma'

Hodgkin lymphoma (August 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what Hodgkin lymphoma is, and briefly describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Germ cell tumours'

Germ cell tumours (August 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what a germ cell tumour is and describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Neuroblastoma'

Neuroblastoma (May 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what a neuroblastoma is, and describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'An essential guide for dealing with infections'

An essential guide for dealing with infections (March 2016)

Anthony Nolan

After a transplant your immune system is gradually recovering and you will be more prone to infections. This leaflet has information about how to protect yourself from infections, as well as signs and symptoms to look out for.

Cover image of 'Ewing sarcoma'

Ewing sarcoma (August 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what Ewing's sarcoma is, and describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Retinoblastoma'

Retinoblastoma (October 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what retinoblastoma is, and describes the signs and symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'My child has a kidney tumour. Information and support for parents'

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.

Cover image of 'Rhabdomyosarcoma'

Rhabdomyosarcoma (September 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what rhabdomyosarcoma is, and describes the signs and symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'What women need to know about... vulval cancer'

What women need to know about... vulval cancer (February 2016)

The Eve Appeal

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

Cover image of 'Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL)'

Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) (December 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what acute lymphoblastic leukaemia is, and describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Symptoms of cervical cancer'

Symptoms of cervical cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about cervical cancer symptoms and when to see your doctor. 

Cover image of 'Classical Hodgkin lymphoma'

Classical Hodgkin lymphoma (April 2016)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet is about classical Hodgkin lymphoma. It describes what it is, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and staging, outlook, treatment, follow-up, relapsed and refractory classical Hodgkin lymphoma, and research.

Cover image of 'Osteosarcoma'

Osteosarcoma (May 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what osteosarcoma is, and describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Coughing for three weeks? Get out of breath easily? Do you have either of these symptoms? Tell your doctor [Large print]'

Coughing for three weeks? Get out of breath easily? Do you have either of these symptoms? Tell your doctor [Large print] (2016)

Department of Health

Leaflet aimed at alerting general public to symptoms of lung cancer and encouraging people to go to the doctor if they have a cough that last more than three weeks or get out of breath easily.

Cover image of 'Leiomyosarcomas (LMS) [Polish]'

Leiomyosarcomas (LMS) [Polish] (March 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This is a translation of information from the Macmillan Cancer Support website  It describes what leiomyosarcomas are, the signs and symptoms, how they are diagnosed, treatment options, follow-up, and emotions.

Cover image of 'Stay healthy - exercise'

Stay healthy - exercise (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about different ways you can exercise.  

Cover image of 'Signs of cancer'

Signs of cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the main symptoms of cancer to look out for. You should see your doctor if you have any of these. The booklet also talks about bowel screening (the FOB test). 

Cover image of 'Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)'

Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) (September 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what acute myeloid leukaemia is, and describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Side effects from radiotherapy'

Side effects from radiotherapy (2016)

CHANGE

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

Cover image of 'Wilms' tumour'

Wilms' tumour (September 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what Wilm's tumour is, and describes the signs and symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of '10 top tips [Welsh]'

10 top tips [Welsh] (February 2016)

Target Ovarian Cancer|Macmillan Cancer Support

This set of ten tips was developed by a workshop group comprising people affected by ovarian cancer and GPs. It aims to help women get the best out of a visit to their GP if they are concerned about symptoms.

Cover image of 'Stay healthy - be safe in the sun'

Stay healthy - be safe in the sun (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about how to be safe in the sun.  

Cover image of 'Breast care for women'

Breast care for women (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about breast cancer, how to check your breasts, changes to look for and breast screening. 

Cover image of 'What is cancer?'

What is cancer? (2016)

CHANGE

This booklet uses easy words and pictures to help you get information about cancer.

Cover image of 'Cervical screening'

Cervical screening (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about cervical cancer and what happens during cervical screening (a smear test).  

Cover image of 'Myelofibrosis (MF) [French]'

Myelofibrosis (MF) [French] (April 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Myelofibrosis (MF) is a type of bone marrow disease. Rarely, MF leads to leukemia.This factsheet explains what it is, and briefly describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Screening for cancer'

Screening for cancer (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about what screening is and why it is important. 

Cover image of 'Osteosarcoma [French]'

Osteosarcoma [French] (December 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Osteosarcoma is a rare type of sarcoma of the bone. This factsheet describes the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, grading and staging and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) [Portuguese]'

Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) [Portuguese] (2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is a translation of information on the Macmillan Cancer Support website. It describes gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs) - a type of soft tissue sarcoma that develops in the digestive tract - the possible risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis and staging, and the treatment options.

Cover image of 'Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL)'

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) (December 2016)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

Written to accompany 'Children and young people with cancer: A parent's guide', this factsheet explains what non-Hodgkin lymphoma is, and describes the signs, symptoms, tests and treatment options.

Cover image of 'Stay healthy - stop smoking'

Stay healthy - stop smoking (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about smoking and tips for stopping.  

Cover image of 'Stay healthy - have safe sex'

Stay healthy - have safe sex (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about how to have safe sex.  

Cover image of 'Side effects from chemotherapy'

Side effects from chemotherapy (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about the possible side effects of chemotherapy and ways of coping with each one. 

Cover image of 'Stay healthy - drink less alcohol'

Stay healthy - drink less alcohol (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about alcohol and how many units are in different drinks. 

Cover image of 'Stay healthy - eat a healthy diet'

Stay healthy - eat a healthy diet (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about how to reduce your risk of cancer. This booklet talks about what a healthy diet is and foods to avoid. 

Cover image of 'How to check your balls (testicles)'

How to check your balls (testicles) (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about testicular cancer and how to check your testicles for changes.  

Cover image of 'Healthy eating for people with lymphoedema'

Healthy eating for people with lymphoedema (November 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet explains why it is important to follow a healthy eating plan and describes how to make the necessary dietary changes.

Cover image of 'Changes that can happen at the end of life'

Changes that can happen at the end of life (2016)

CHANGE

An easy read booklet about symptoms you might have with advanced cancer and things that can help. 

Cover image of 'Multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging (MLLB)'

Multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging (MLLB) (March 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

Multi-layer lymphoedema bandaging (MLLB) can be used as part of the management of lymphoedema for both arm and leg swelling. This leaflet describes what it is, who will benefit from it, how treatments are arranged, what to expect during and after treatment, and the benefits and possible side-effects.

Cover image of 'Skin care for people with lymphoedema'

Skin care for people with lymphoedema (May 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet explains why skin care is important for people with lymphoedema and gives general advice on skin care, including the use of emollients. It also covers special problems that can occur in lymphoedema, such as dermatitis, fungal infections and lymphorrhoea.

Cover image of 'Have you had a cough for more than 3 weeks? Do you get out of breath easily?  [Easy read]'

Have you had a cough for more than 3 weeks? Do you get out of breath easily? [Easy read] (2016)

Public Health England

Leaflet aimed at alerting general public to symptoms of lung cancer and encouraging people to go to the doctor if they have a cough that last more than three weeks.

Cover image of 'Reducing the risk of lower limb lymphoedema'

Reducing the risk of lower limb lymphoedema (August 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet explains why lymphoedema occurs, who may be at risk, how to recognise the symptoms, how to reduce the risk, what to do if symptoms develop, and what to expect from a lymphoedema clinic.

Cover image of 'Spotting the signs of cancer (z-card)'

Spotting the signs of cancer (z-card) (September 2016)

Cancer Research UK

This wallet sized fold-out card covers cancer screening and the importance of early diagnosis for men and women. 

Cover image of 'Management of oedema in advanced ill health. Information for patients'

Management of oedema in advanced ill health. Information for patients (February 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

Information about oedema in advancing disease. treatment. It describes the causes, symptoms, assessment and investigations and management (skin care, exercise, limb positioning and support, compression, manual lymphatic drainage, kinesio taping and medical treatments).

Cover image of 'What is cellulitis?'

What is cellulitis? (December 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet describes cellulitis, what causes it, why it occurs in lymphoedema, how to recognise the symptoms, what to do if it develops, what to do after an attack, and how to prevent it.

Cover image of 'Myeloma. Cancer of the immune system. Fast facts: For patients and their supporters'

Myeloma. Cancer of the immune system. Fast facts: For patients and their supporters (2016)

Health Press

This short workbook is designed to help patients equip themselves with the best information about myeloma. Starting with a simple overview of the biology of the disease, it will help patients to understand the type of myeloma that they have, the remitting-relapsing nature of the disease, and the signs and symptoms they are likely to experience. It takes patients through the initial treatment options and their side effects, what to expect if they have stem cell transplantation, and how they will be treated when their symptoms return. The final sections will help patients understand the supportive care options available, and provide an insight into the latest myeloma research, which is progressing on many fronts. (Publishers)

Cover image of 'Understanding myeloma'

Understanding myeloma (2016)

Myeloma UK

Ellen Watters, Myeloma Information Nurse Specialist at Myeloma UK gives an overview of myeloma. The video includes the causes of myeloma, symptoms and brief overview of treatment strategies for myeloma patients. 

Sorry, no publications found.
Need to talk? Call us free*
0800 808 00 00 Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm