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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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Ovarian suppression and breast cancer (November 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

This factsheet is written for women who have been offered ovarian ablation as a treatment for breast cancer. It explains what ovarian ablation is, how it is achieved (surgery, radiotherapy, or hormone manipulation), when it is used, and the possible side-effects. Includes a list of useful organisations.

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Understanding muscle-invasive and advanced bladder cancer [Polish] (November 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Polish translation of selected pages from the booklet.

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Kidney cancer [Polish] (August 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Polish translation of selected pages from the Macmillan booklet "Understanding kidney cancer" (MAC11629_E10_N)

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How cancer is diagnosed [Russian] (August 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A translation of selected pages from the Macmillan Cancer Support booklet “The cancer guide” (MAC5765_E07_N).

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Bowel cancer screening. A guide to the Scottish Bowel Screening Programme (August 2018)

Bowel Cancer UK

This leaflet describes the bowel screening test in Scotland: what bowel cancer screening is; why it is important; what the test involves; who can take part; and what happens after the test.

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Clinical trials for pancreatic cancer (July 2018)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This factsheet is for anyone who would like to find out more about clinical trials for pancreatic cancer. Clinical trials can be an important treatment option for people with pancreatic cancer. The factsheet explains what clinical trials are, what they involve and why they are important.

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Your operation. Bowel cancer surgery (August 2018)

Bowel Cancer UK

This illustrated booklet provides clear information on the different forms of surgery available to people with bowel cancer, plus useful tips on preparing for hospital and returning home.

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When your partner has breast cancer (June 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for anyone in a relationship with someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Pancreatic cancer and end of life care. Information for people in the last few months, weeks or days of life (March 2018)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

This booklet is for people with pancreatic cancer, their family, friends and carers who want to know more about what may happen in the last few months of life. It includes information about the symptoms that people with pancreatic cancer may get towards the end of their life and how to manage them. There is also information about how to get the care and support you might need, dealing with the emotional impact of dying from pancreatic cancer, and specific information for family members. 

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Understanding cancer of the pancreas (Chinese, Traditional) (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Selected pages from the booklet of the same name. Covers types of pancreatic cancer, symptoms, controlling symptoms, coping with advanced cancer and what you can do.

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10 ways to protect yourself against cancer (2018)

World Cancer Research Fund

A comprehensive guide to the World Cancer Research Fund's Cancer Prevention Recommendations, packed with tips on simple changes you can make to your diet and lifestyle that will help reduce your risk of cancer. 

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Understanding cancer of the ovary, fallopian tube and peritoneum [Polish] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

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Cancer and genetics. How cancer sometimes runs in families (September 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for people who are worried that cancer might run in the family. It explains how genes work, the role of genes in the development of some cancers, how risk is inherited, and the role of genetic counselling and testing. It also includes information on preventing cancer and the role of genes in specific cancers (bowel, breast, ovarian). Includes details of useful organisations and other resources.

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Searching for information and support online. Help and advice for parents and families of children, teenagers and young adults with cancer (December 2018)

Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group

The huge amount of information online can be overwhelming, and sometimes conflicting, causing even more worry and stress. It is important that parents make sure that health information is filtered and gathered from reliable, easy to understand sources. As a parent or carer of a newly-diagnosed child, you may not feel confident when searching through cancer information. This leaflet offers advice and tips on where to start and what to look for.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Arabic] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Treating prostate cancer. Questions and answers (2018)

Prostate Cancer Research Centre

This illustrated booklet is designed for men who have been told they have prostate cancer and is also a useful resource for family and friends. It explains what prostate cancer is, how early prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated, the benefits and risks of radical prostatectomy and radical radiotherapy, and the treatment of late prostate cancer.

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Honest answers, sound advice: a young person's guide to cancer (2018)

Teenage Cancer Trust

Comprehensive information for young people with cancer.

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Tiredness (fatigue) and cancer (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about fatigue, which can be caused by cancer or cancer treatments. 

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Cancer treatment and sepsis (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Bengali] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Treating primary breast cancer (December 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet describes the range of treatments that may be offered to women with newly diagnosed breast cancer.

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Menopausal symptoms and breast cancer (March 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for women who are experiencing menopausal symptoms after breast cancer treatment. It has advice on treatments (prescription drugs and complementary therapies) and practical measures for coping with hot flushes, vaginal dryness, loss of libido, mood swings, joint pain and risk of osteoporosis. Includes details of further support.

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Explaining the NICE guidelines for diagnosing and managing pancreatic cancer (August 2018)

Pancreatic Cancer UK

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced guidelines for health professionals diagnosing and caring for people with pancreatic cancer. These guidelines are for the most common type of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Health professionals don’t have to follow these guidelines, but they must take them into account when making decisions about care. They should also take your needs and wishes into account.

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Breast cancer and hair loss (January 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

Many people will lose either some or all of their hair as a result of treatment for breast cancer. For some, this is the most distressing side effect of treatment. Some people find that being prepared for hair loss before it occurs helps them cope better when it happens. This booklet explains how you may lose your hair and the effect it can have. It looks at how to care for your hair and scalp during and after treatment and the different headwear you may want to try, including wigs and headscarves. It includes step-by-step guides to tying headscarves and tips on recreating the illusion of eyebrows and eyelashes. The final part of the booklet discusses what usually happens when your hair grows back and how to look after it.

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Diet and physical activity for men with prostate cancer (May 2018)

Prostate Cancer UK

This factsheet is for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer and want to improve their health and wellbeing. It describes how a healthy diet and regular exercise may help men manage the impact of prostate cancer and its treatment. It does not cover eating problems caused by prostate cancer and its treatment.

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Breast cancer during and after pregnancy (May 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for women whose breast cancer has been diagnosed during pregnancy or within a year of giving birth. It describes how breast cancer is diagnosed in pregnancy and the treatment options. It also covers coping with the diagnosis and continuing with the pregnancy.

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Tiredness (fatigue) and cancer [Hungarian] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about fatigue, which can be caused by cancer or cancer treatments.

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Secondary breast cancer in the bone (March 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

A booklet for people who have been diagnosed with secondary cancer in the bones that has spread from the breast. It describes what secondary breast cancer in the bone is, the symptoms, and the investigations. It also describes the treatment options, but not in great detail. Lists useful organisations.

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Moving forward: for people living with and beyond a diagnosis of primary breast cancer (November 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

This book is designed to help you move forward after breast cancer. From signs and symptoms of recurrence to dealing with fatigue and financial issues, it offers practical solutions and sources of further support. Whether you have just reached the end of your treatment or your diagnosis of breast cancer was several years ago, this book is for you.

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Testicular cancer. What you need to know (April 2018)

Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer

This booklet aims to increase men's awareness about testicular health in general as well as provide support for men who have been diagnosed and are being treated for testicular cancer.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Welsh] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Urdu] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Russian] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Romanian] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Punjabi] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Portuguese] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Polish] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Gujarati] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Breast cancer [French] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet explains what breast cancer is and describes the possible causes, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options. Includes the English-langage version. 

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Regaining bowel control after bowel cancer treatment (August 2018)

Bowel Cancer UK

Regaining bowel control can be one of the biggest challenges that you face after surgery for bowel cancer. In this booklet we explain approaches you can take and the support available to you. 

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If you are diagnosed with cancer – a quick guide [Nepali] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about what to expect when you find out you have cancer and where to get help and support. 

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If you are diagnosed with cancer – a quick guide [Bulgarian] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This information is about what to expect when you find out you have cancer and where to get help and support.

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Cancer treatment and sepsis [Chinese, Traditional] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer and some cancer treatments can increase your risk of sepsis. This factsheet explains what sepsis is, when you need to contact your hospital team, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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Lung cancer [Easy read] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

An easy read booklet on the signs, symptoms, treatments and tests for lung cancer.  

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Eating problems and cancer [Spanish] (September 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer can cause problems with eating and drinking. This information is about the different problems that can happen and ways of dealing with them.

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Prostate cancer [Nepali] (May 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is about how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated.

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Eating problems and cancer [Nepali] (September 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Cancer can cause problems with eating and drinking. This information is about the different problems that can happen and ways of dealing with them. Includes English-language version.

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Breast cancer and you: coping with diagnosis, treatment and the future (August 2018)

Breast Cancer Care

This booklet is for anyone who is dealing with a diagnosis of primary breast cancer and its treatment. It discusses the emotions that may arise, how to tell other people, how to find out more, making decisions about treatment, and the effects of treatment, and looks ahead to the time when treatment is finished.

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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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Information about skin cancer for patients with an organ transplant (June 2018)

British Association of Dermatologists

This factsheet aims to help you understand the risk of developing skin cancer after receiving an organ transplant. It explains the importance of early detection and treatment of skin cancers. It describes the main types of precancerous and cancerous skin growths, how you can reduce the risk of getting skin cancer, and how skin cancer can be treated. 

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