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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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Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in adults (February 2019)

Bloodwise

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

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Splenectomy (having your spleen removed) (March 2019)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet has information for people with lymphoma who have had their spleen removed. It describes the function of the spleen, what happens when it is removed and how to reduce the risk of infection.

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Cannabinoids – information for patients and carers (January 2019)

Brainstrust

This factsheet explains the difference between Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis oil, the evidence to date, and the current legal status.

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Living with lymphoedema after breast cancer (April 2019)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet explains what lymphoedema is, and describes the physical symptoms and the treatment options.

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Reducing the risk of lymphoedema (April 2019)

Breast Cancer Care

This leaflet explains what lymphoedema is and who is at risk. It describes how to reduce the risk of developing lymphoedema, and what to do if problems occur (swelling and skin damage).

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What is bowel cancer? What it is, who’s at risk and what to look out for (June 2019)

Bowel Cancer UK

A5 leaflet outlining what bowel cancer is, who's at risk and what symptoms to look out for. 

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Men's health guide (2019)

World Cancer Research Fund

Diet and lifestyle recommendations to reduce cancer risk, including weight, diet, alcohol, and physical activity. Includes brief information on the most common symptoms of prostate, bowel, lung, mouth and throat, oesophageal and testicular cancer and information on screening tests where applicable.

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Skin (cutaneous) B-cell lymphoma (April 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Skin (cutaneous) lymphomas are non-Hodgkin lymphomas that start in the skin. This factsheeet is about a rare type of skin lymphoma called B-cell skin lymphoma (also known as cutaneous B-cell lymphoma or CBCL). It covers the folloiwing topics: What is B-cell skin lymphoma?; Who gets it?; Symptoms; Diagnosis and staging; Types of B-cell skin lymphoma; Low-grade B-cell skin lymphoma; High-grade B-cell skin lymphoma; Outlook; Follow-up; Research and clinical trials.

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Managing stress (June 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Living with lymphoma can cause a great deal of stress, whether you have been diagnosed or someone close to you has. This factsheet outlines common signs of stress and offers practical tips to help you manage it. Contents: What is stress?; What circumstances bring stress?; Can stress make my lymphoma worse?; Managing stress; Living with and beyond lymphoma. 

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Skin (cutaneous) T-cell lymphoma (April 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Skin (cutaneous) lymphomas are non-Hodgkin lymphomas that start in the skin. This factsheet is about the most common group of skin lymphomas, T-cell skin lymphomas and covers: What is T-cell skin lymphoma?; Who gets it?; Symptoms; Diagnosis and staging; Types of T-cell skin lymphoma including mycosis fungoides and Sézary syndrome; Outlook; Follow-up; Research and clinical trials.

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Protect yourself against bowel cancer (2019)

World Cancer Research Fund

This leaflet explains who is at risk, how colorectal cancer is detected and diagnosed, and how to help reduce cancer risk. It also describes the symptoms to look out for and the national screening programme.

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Phaeochromocytomas (August 2019)

AMEND (Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders)

Information on phaeochromocytomas, including the symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment options.

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Lymphoma and HIV (April 2019)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet gives an overview of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and lymphoma. It is for people who have HIV and want to know more about their risk of developing lymphoma, or who have been diagnosed with lymphoma and want more information about what happens next and where to go for more information and support. It covers the following topics: About HIV and lymphoma; Being diagnosed with lymphoma and HIV; Types of lymphoma; Symptoms; Treatment; Outlook; Relapse; Looking after yourself; After treatment for lymphoma; Further information and support.

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Adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma (ATL) (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet is about adult T-cell leukaemia/lymphoma (ATL), a rare type of T-cell lymphoma associated with the HTLV-1 virus. It covers: What is ATL?; Who gets it?; Symptoms; Treatment; Relapsed and refractory ATL; Research and targeted treatments. 

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Anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

ALCL can be cutaneous (found only in the skin) or systemic (affecting the whole body). This information sheet is about systemic ALCL.  

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Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) and follicular T-cell lymphoma (FTCL) (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma (AITL) and follicular T-cell lymphoma (FTCL) are thought to develop from the same type of cell and are treated in the same way. This factsheet describes what they are, who gets them, the symptoms, treatment, relapsed and refractory AITL and FTCL, and research and targeted treatments

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Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma (LPL) is a rare type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia (WM) is the most common type of LPL. This page covers the following topics: What are lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma and Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia?; Who might get Waldenström’s macroglobulinaemia?; Symptoms; Diagnosis; Treatment; Outlook; Relapse; Follow-up; Research and clinical trials.

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Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) (March 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are different forms of the same disease and are treated in the same way. CLL is used to refer to both forms of disease, except where there are important differences. This factsheet descrives what CLL is, who gets it, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and staging, outlook, treatment, follow-up, relapse, research and targeted treatments, transformation, and living with CLL 

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Eating a regular, easy to chew diet. For patients experiencing pain on swallowing or difficulty eating a normal, textured diet (March 2019)

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

Some illnesses or treatments may make swallowing difficult. This booklet has ideas on how to prepare soft or liquidised foods and how to make food more nourishing by enriching it with dairy produce, fats, sugars and fortified milk. Includes meal suggestions.

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Dry, sore and itchy skin (June 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Skin problems can be a symptom of lymphoma. They can also be a side effect of some treatments. This factsheet has suggestions to help you manage dry, sore and itchy skin. Contents: Skin problems as a symptom of lymphoma; Skin problems as a side effect of treatment; Managing sore, dry and itchy skin.

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Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder (PTLD) (April 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorders (PTLD) are lymphomas that can develop in people who are taking treatment to dampen their immune system after a transplant. This factsheet covers: What is PTLD?; What causes PTLD?; Who might get PTLD?; Symptoms of PTLD; Treatment for PTLD; Risks associated with PTLD.

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Eating well. A guide to diet and bowel cancer (May 2019)

Bowel Cancer UK

This booklet has information about how food can affect your symptoms during and after bowel cancer treatment. After treatment, you may find you can’t eat the same foods as you did before. These changes may be temporary or they may be longer-lasting. 

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Hair loss (September 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Some lymphoma treatments can cause your hair to thin or fall out. Knowing what to expect and what you can do about it may help you cope with losing your hair. This factsheet has advice on how to care for your hair and scalp during and after treatment. It also tells you about some of the options you may wish to consider until your hair grows back. 

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Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) (July 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a high-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This factsheet describes what it is, who gets it, the symptoms, diagnosis and staging, the types of DLBCL, the outlook, treatment, follow-up, relapsed or refractory DLBCL, and research and targeted treatments

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Intestinal T-cell lymphomas (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Intestinal T-cell lymphomas are rare types of T-cell lymphoma that develop in the small bowel; they include enteropathy-associated T-cell lymphoma (EATL) and monomorphic epitheliotropic intestinal T-cell lymphoma (MEITL). This factsheet explains what intestinal T-cell lymphoma is and who gets it, and describes the symptoms, treatment, relapsed or refractory intestinal T-cell lymphoma, research, and targeted treatments.

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Eating – help yourself. A guide for patients and their carers (February 2019)

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

Eating may be a problem for people with cancer or other illnesses, particularly when undergoing treatment such as radiotherapy or chemotherapy. This booklet has advice on how to eat well when trying to cope with loss of appetite, changes in taste, dry mouth, difficulties swallowing, feeling full, nausea, diarrhoea, and constipation. It has tips on how to make food as nourishing as possible and ideas for snacks and drinks.

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Lymphoma and the end of life (September 2019)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet is about what someone in the final stages of life might experience and gives suggestions to help you get the practical, social and emotional support you need. It covers the following topics: How do I know when to stop active treatment?; How does lymphoma lead to the end of life?; What symptoms might I have towards the end of life?; How can my medical team help?; Your emotions towards the end of your life; Emotional support; Frequently asked questions about lymphoma and the end of life.

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Extranodal NK-T-cell lymphoma, nasal type (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet is about extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma, nasal type – a rare lymphoma associated with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection, which usually develops in the nose. It covers: What is extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma? Who gets it? Symptoms; Treatment; Relapsed or refractory extranodal NK/T-cell lymphoma; Research and targeted treatments.

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Living with skin lymphoma (April 2019)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet has advice and support to help you manage symptoms and to live well with skin (cutaneous) lymphoma. It overs the following topics: Alleviating itching and dryness; Minimising skin irritation; Treating an infection; Controlling your temperature; Managing pain; Improving the appearance of your skin; Day-to-day life.

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Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma is a rare type of lymphoma that affects the liver and spleen. This factsheet covers the following topics: What is hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma?; Who gets it?; Symptoms; Treatment; Relapsed or refractory hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma; Research and targeted treatments.

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T-cell lymphomas (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

An overview of T-cell lymphomas – non-Hodgkin lymphomas that develop from a type of white blood cell called a T lymphocyte or T cell. Contents: What are T-cell lymphomas?; Who gets T-cell lymphomas?; Symptoms; Diagnosis and staging; Types of T-cell lymphoma; Outlook; Treatment; Follow-up.

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Bowel problems (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

Lymphoma, and some of the treatments for lymphoma, can cause bowel problems. Although these are usually mild and temporary, any change in bowel habits can have a considerable impact on day-to-day life and can be difficult to discuss. This factsheet has practical advice to help you cope with diarrhoea, constipation, and wind (flatulence).

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Follicular lymphoma (October 2019)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet is about follicular lymphoma, the most common type of low-grade non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). Contents include: Quick overview; What is follicular lymphoma?; Who gets follicular lymphoma and what causes it?; Symptoms; Diagnosis and staging; Outlook; Treatment; Paediatric follicular lymphoma; Follow-up; Transformation; Relapse; Research and targeted treatments.

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Bowel cancer (2019)

Guts UK

Information about bowel cancer, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and secondary bowel cancer.

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After breast cancer treatment: what now? (June 2019)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet explains what happens after your hospital-based treatments finish. It includes information on follow-up care, being breast and body aware, the ways breast cancer may come back, and how you might feel after treatment ends.

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Peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS) (August 2019)

Lymphoma Action

When a T-cell lymphoma doesn’t fit into any particular category of T-cell lymphoma, it is called peripheral T-cell lymphoma not otherwise specified (PTCL-NOS). This factsheet covers: What is PTCL-NOS?; Who gets it?; Symptoms; Treatment; Relapsed or refractory PTCL-NOS; Research and targeted treatments.

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Understanding secondary cancer in the bone (April 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet has information on secondary cancer in the bone, what it is, what causes it, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options. It also covers issues such as emotions, talking to children, and how family and friends can help. 

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Understanding ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) (January 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet has information for women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). It describes DCIS, the risk factors and causes, symptoms, diagnosis and tests, staging and grading, and the treatment options (surgery, radiotherapy, hormonal therapies). It also covers issues such as life after treatment and feelings.

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Understanding breast cancer in women (January 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is about breast cancer in women. It is for women who are having tests for breast cancer and women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It covers breast cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body and describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, stages, and treatment (including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy). It also discusses issues such as fertility, hormone replacement therapy, and feelings. Includes details of useful organisations and other resources.

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Know your prostate. A guide to common prostate problems (June 2019)

Prostate Cancer UK

This booklet is aimed at anyone who wants to know more about the prostate gland. It describes what the prostate gland is, the changes to look out for, benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatitis and prostate cancer (what it is, the symptoms, the risk factors and what will happen at the doctors). A summary of this information is also available as a Z-card 'Know your prostate. A quick guide.'

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Are you having or have you ever had pelvic radiotherapy? (February 2019)

Pelvic Radiation Disease Association

Credit-card leaflet, with general information about the symptoms of pelvic radiation disease. 

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Metastatic spinal cord compression (MSCC) (February 2019)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet is for men with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. It explains what metastatic spinal cord compression is and describes the risk of developing it, the symptoms and the treatment options.

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Understanding breast cancer in men (January 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is about breast cancer in men. It is for men who are having tests for breast cancer and men who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It explains the signs and symptoms of breast cancer in men. It explains how it is diagnosed and how it may be treated. It also has information about emotional, practical and financial issues.

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Self-employment and cancer (April 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is about coping with cancer while you are self-employed or running a small business. It is for sole traders, freelancers, contractors or those running a micro business (one that employs fewer than 10 people). It includes information and guidance about: how treatment might affect your work; things to consider when making decisions about your business; talking to clients or customers about your situation; getting support with your business or personal finances.

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Managing breathlessness (March 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for people who have breathlessness due to cancer or its treatment. It includes information about breathing and relaxation exercises, treatments, practical tips for everyday living and a list of useful contacts for further information and support. It also includes a copy of the 'Relax and breathe' CD.

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Heart health and cancer treatment (February 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support and British Heart Foundation

Some people affected by cancer have problems with their heart health. This is because some cancer treatments can affect the heart. Problems can also arise if you already have a heart condition when you’re diagnosed with cancer. This booklet is for you if: you’ve been told that your cancer treatment may affect your heart; you have a heart condition and need cancer treatment; you’d like to find out how you can improve the health of your heart before, during and after cancer treatment.

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Understanding breast cancer in women [Audio CD] (January 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Audio CD of the booklet, which describes the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, stages, and treatment of breast cancer including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. It also discusses issues such as fertility, hormone replacement therapy, and feelings. Includes details of useful organisations and other resources such as books and websites.

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Understanding advanced melanoma (July 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet explains melanoma that has spread to another area (advanced or metastatic melanoma). It describes advanced melanoma, the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and staging, and the treatment options. It also discusses coping with the symptoms of advanced melanoma and the side effects of treatment, feelings and emotions and lists further sources of support.

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How are you feeling? The emotional effects of cancer (February 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Having cancer affects all areas of your life, including the way you feel. This booklet is about the main emotions that many people with cancer have. This may be after diagnosis, during treatment or after treatment has ended.

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Work and cancer (April 2019)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet aims to help people with cancer cope with issues that they may face at work both during treatment and afterwards.

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