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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: 220

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Behaviour and personality change. A resource to help you understand and manage behaviour and personality change when living with a brain tumour (January 2020)

Brainstrust

Up 60% of people diagnosed with a brain tumour experience behaviour and personality changes (BPC). This booklet covers: understanding BPC; what we mean by BPC; causes; symptoms; how BPC is manifested; how it is measured; mood journals; strategies to help people cope; and treatment options and self-help strategies. It also has information for carers, details of who can help, and questions to ask.

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Talking with your children about breast cancer (June 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet explains what children of different ages can understand about a serious illness such as cancer and how they may respond to the news that someone in the family has breast cancer. Individual parents describe their experiences and the booklet has advice on what, when and how to tell children about the diagnosis.

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When dad died (2014)

Books Beyond Words

When Dad Died takes a gentle, honest and straightforward approach to death and grief in the family. The pictures tell the story of the death of a parent in a simple but moving way. The approach is non-denominational. When Dad Died illustrates a burial, while When Mum Died shows a cremation. The greatly expanded text in these third editions includes information on how people are likely to react when someone is very ill and to their death. It explores difficult emotions, possible physical feelings and behaviour changes. Guidance is given on how to relate to a bereaved person and how to answer the questions ‘How do we feel when someone dies?’, ‘What happens after someone dies?’ and ‘How long does it take to get back to normal?’. There is advice for support staff and carers of those with learning disabilities (including how to formulate guidelines and a sample bereavement questionnaire), plus information on useful written resources and bereavement organisations that can offer further help. These books will be helpful to adolescents and adults with learning disabilities as well as for their carers and supporters. In addition, children without learning disabilities will appreciate these books as they adopt a more direct approach to death than is usual. (Publisher)

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When mum died (2014)

Books Beyond Words

When Mum Died and When Dad Died take a gentle, honest and straightforward approach to death and grief in the family. The pictures tell the story of the death of a parent in a simple but moving way. The approach is non-denominational. When Dad Died illustrates a burial, while When Mum Died shows a cremation. The greatly expanded text in these third editions includes information on how people are likely to react when someone is very ill and to their death. It explores difficult emotions, possible physical feelings and behaviour changes. Guidance is given on how to relate to a bereaved person and how to answer the questions ‘How do we feel when someone dies?’, ‘What happens after someone dies?’ and ‘How long does it take to get back to normal?’. There is advice for support staff and carers of those with learning disabilities (including how to formulate guidelines and a sample bereavement questionnaire), plus information on useful written resources and bereavement organisations that can offer further help. These books will be helpful to adolescents and adults with learning disabilities as well as for their carers and supporters. In addition, children without learning disabilities will appreciate these books as they adopt a more direct approach to death than is usual. (Publisher)

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Know your breasts. A quick guide to being breast aware [Chinese, Cantonese] (January 2020)

Breast Cancer Now

This leaflet uses illustrations to show women how to check their breasts and the changes to look for.

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My brother or sister has cancer. A children's guide to coping with cancer (May 2020)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

This illustrated booklet tells the story of siblings Tom and Jess, whose little brother Ben has cancer. It describes how they cope with the illness and the changes it brings. It is aimed at children under nine.

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Surgery [Welsh] (January 2020)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet explains what cancer is, why surgery might be used to treat it, and how the surgery is carried out. It also describes what to expect before and after the operation, and the possible longer-term complications. Includes English-language version.

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Surgery [Urdu] (January 2020)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet explains what cancer is, why surgery might be used to treat it, and how the surgery is carried out. It also describes what to expect before and after the operation, and the possible longer-term complications. Includes the English-language version.

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Surgery [Bengali] (January 2020)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet explains what cancer is, why surgery might be used to treat it, and how the surgery is carried out. It also describes what to expect before and after the operation, and the possible longer-term complications. Includes English language version.

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Diet and breast cancer (January 2020)

Breast Cancer Now

A booklet for people having treatment for, or recovering from, breast cancer. It explains what is meant by a healthy diet and what to do if the effects of treatment cause problems such as changes in appetite or taste, nausea, sore mouth, constipation or diarrhoea. It also covers weight gain, weight loss, bone health, dietary supplements, phyto-oestrogens, alcohol, and complementary and alternative diets such as the Bristol diet, dairy-free diets and macrobiotics.

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