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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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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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Fatigue and brain tumours (June 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet aims to help patients understand why they may have less energy. It explains what cancer-related fatigue is and describes the symptoms and possible causes. It has suggestions for coping with fatigue and answers some commonly asked questions and also offers some practical suggestions for coping with the emotional and physical effects of fatigue.

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Recreational exercise and movement with lymphoedema (August 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet describes why exercise is important, what happens during exercise, and how it can help people with lymphoedema. It has advice on exercising with lymphoedema, and what to watch out for, and concludes with information about exercises and activities that people with lymphoedema have found useful, including swimming, golf and racquet sports, cycling, walking, yoga or Tai Chi, and going to the gym.

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Communication difficulties and brain tumours (February 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet explains how brain tumours can affect communication. It describes the communication difficulties that someone with a brain tumour may experience, how to help someone to communicate, other difficulties patients may face, the interventions available, and other sources of support.

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Memory problems and brain tumours (May 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

If you have a brain tumour or have received treatment for a brain tumour, you may experience memory difficulties; these could be because of the tumour itself or may be a result of surgery or treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy. This factsheet describes what memory is, the types of memory, how a brain tumour may affect memory and answers some common questions about memory problems.

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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.

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Depression and brain tumours (May 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet explains what depression is and describes the signs and symptoms, possible causes, ways of coping, additional techniques that may help, and helpful resources.

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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.

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Cancer treatment and fertility. Information for men (June 2016)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for men who want information about the effects of cancer treatment on their fertility (the ability to have children). It explains the possible effects of treatments and ways of preserving or protecting fertility.  

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Personality changes and brain tumours (April 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet describes personality changes that may occur in brain tumour patients and the reasons behind these changes. It has advice on coping with personality changes and sources of support.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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).

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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.

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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)

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Cognition and brain tumours (January 2016)

The Brain Tumour Charity

This factsheet explains what is meant by cognitive impairment and chemobrain and how brain tumours and their treatments can impact on communication, perception, decision making, and social cognition.

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Holidays and travel for people with lymphoedema (August 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

A leaflet with advice on travelling with lymphoedema.

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Manual lymphatic drainage for people with lymphoedema (October 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet explains what manual lymphatic drainage is, who can benefit, and how to arrange treatment.

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The use of kinesio tape in lymphoedema management (August 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

Kinesio Tape is a specialised form of adhesive tape that has been used to treat soft tissue and sporting injuries but is now being used to manage lymphoedema. This leaflet describes how it works and who can benefit and addresses concerns such as allergic reaction, water resistance, and how long to wear it.

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General information about lymphoedema and the LSN (May 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet has general information about lymphoedema, including the causes, diagnosis, and management, and precautions to decrease the risk of infection. It also lists the aims and objectives of the Lymphoedema Support Network.

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Management of cellulitis in lymphoedema (December 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

A resource for people with lymphoedema to share with their general practitioner or medical team so that cellulitis can be appropriately and promptly treated. It describes what cellulitis is, the features of cellulitis in lymphoedema, the management of cellulitis at home and in hospital, and recurrent cellulitis.

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The use of compression garments in lymphoedema management (November 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

The use of compression garments plays an important role in the management of lymphoedema. This leaflet describes the benefits of wearing compression garments, the factors involved in choosing compression garments, the different types available, and fitting. It concludes with general information about how to wear and care for the garments, and the problems that may occur.

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Upper limb lymphoedema (November 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

Advice on reducing the risk of lymphoedema following mastectomy or lumpectomy and on keeping any swelling under control. Covers temperature, skin hygiene, everyday activities, clothing and massage.

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Reducing the risk of upper limb lymphoedema (August 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet describes how the lymphatic system works, the causes of lymphoedema, and the risk factors. It also has advice about how to prevent lymphoedema developing, with particular emphasis on exercise.

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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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Lymphoedema of the breast and trunk (September 2016)

Lymphoedema Support Network

This leaflet gives information about swelling (oedema) of the breast following breast cancer treatment. It explains why breast oedema develops, how it is recognised, what to do if it occurs, and the treatment options available. It also has information for people with truncal oedema.

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The holistic guide for cancer survivors (2016)

Sheldon Press

While cancer causes more than one in four deaths in the UK, many cancers are increasingly chronic diseases, and holistic management is common. Up to a half of all cancer patients admit to visiting CAM providers; more use complementary therapies. Holistic health isn't a quick fix, but many CAMs are now established, respected and effective parts of the treatment journey in cancer, and indeed many cancer drugs come from plants. This book is a balanced, informative look at how holistic methods may help in the cancer journey. Topics include: Understanding cancer; Why does cancer arise; Common symptoms; How holistic methods may help; Diet; CAM treatments such as acupressure, acupuncture and moxibustion, art therapy, aromatherapy; An anti-cancer lifestyle; Spirituality and healing; How to ensure treatment is safe - never trust anyone who claims to cure cancer. (Publisher)

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Managing lung cancer symptoms (March 2015)

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation

This booklet describes the possible symptoms that may experienced when living with lung cancer and how to cope with them.

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Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in children and young adults up to 16 years (September 2015)

Bloodwise

This booklet describes acute myeloid leukaemia: the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment and follow-up.

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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in children and young adults up to 16 years (September 2015)

Bloodwise

This booklet is for parents/carers of children with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). It describes ALL: the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment and follow-up. 

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Lung cancer (April 2015)

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Lists the risk factors for and the signs and symptoms of lung cancer and describes what to expect when visiting the GP. Also has information about how the Cancer Focus Northern Ireland can help.

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Diet and nutrition for pancreatic cancer (June 2015)

Pancreatic Cancer Action

This booklet for patients and carers contains information about how pancreatic cancer can affect diet and nutrition. It covers managing dietary symptoms such as poor appetite, weight loss and diarrhoea, dietary supplements and diabetes and diet. Contains dietary advice for patients undergoing surgery and for patients undergoing treatments such as chemotherapy.

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Testicular cancer. How to spot the signs and symptoms (April 2015)

Cancer Research UK

This leaflet explains how a simple, regular self-check can help men detect the early signs of testicular cancer.

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Oesophageal (food pipe or gullet) cancer. How to spot the symptoms and reduce your risk (October 2015)

Cancer Research UK

This leaflet has information about how to reduce the risk of cancer of the gullet and the symptoms to look out for.

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Myeloma and the kidney (October 2015)

Myeloma UK

Kidney damage is a common complication of myeloma. This booklet describes how damage occurs in myeloma, the symptoms of kidney damage associated with myeloma, and the treatment options.

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Mouth care (May 2015)

Myeloma UK

People with myeloma can develop sore (mucositis) or dry mouths. This factsheet explains the reasons why this may occur and describes the symptoms of mucositis and oral thrush, prevention and treatment. Includes tips for self-management.

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Constipation (May 2015)

Myeloma UK

This factsheet explains what constipation is, the causes in myeloma, the signs and symptoms, and how it is treated. Includes tips for self-management and prevention.

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Myeloproliferative neoplasms (March 2015)

Bloodwise

This booklet describes the myeloproliferative disorders - a group of diseases that shares some common features. It covers polycythaemia vera, essential thrombocythaemia, and myelofibrosis, with information on causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Myeloma. An introduction (May 2015)

Myeloma UK

This booklet provides a brief overview of myeloma, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment and management.

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Ovarian cancer. How to spot the symptoms and reduce your risk (October 2015)

Cancer Research UK

This leaflet has information about the symptoms of ovarian cancer and who is most at risk of developing it.

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Solitary plasmcytoma (April 2015)

Myeloma UK

Factsheet with information on the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of plasmacytoma.

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Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) (January 2015)

Bloodwise

Acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APL) is a form of cancer affecting the stem cells that produce myeloid blood cells in the bone marrow. This booklet explains who gets APL and what causes it, and describes the signs and symptoms, the diagnosis, the two types of APL, the treatment options (including the long-term effects of treatment) and the prognosis.

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Diarrhoea (November 2015)

Wessex Cancer Trust

Brief tips on how to cope with diarrhoea during and after treatment for cancer.

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Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) (March 2015)

Bloodwise

This booklet explains what acute myeloid leukaemia is, and describes the causes and the symptoms, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

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Mouth cancer. How to spot the symptoms and reduce your risk (October 2015)

Cancer Research UK

This leaflet contains information about the signs, symptoms and causes of mouth cancer and how to reduce the risk.

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Plasma cell leukaemia (May 2015)

Myeloma UK

This factsheet explains what plasma cell leukaemia is, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

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Pain and myeloma (May 2015)

Myeloma UK

This booklet describes what pain is, the different types of pain, the causes of pain in myeloma and the treatment options.

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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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