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.
Please enter a word or phrase into the search box to find relevant materials. If you want to search for a phrase, please use quotes, eg “Macmillan Cancer Support”, “Breast cancer”. If you have any questions about the web directory please contact Sue Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Hospice UK|Dying Matters
Guidance on talking to children about death.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This list of books, booklets, leaflets, and factsheets for children and young people covers cancer in general, specific cancers, treatments, cancer in others, end of life, and bereavement. It also includes works of fiction that feature cancer. Many of the resources have been reviewed by people affected by cancer and we have linked to the reviews where available.
Comprehensive booklet for young people with lymphoma.
Breast Cancer Care
This booklet explores the feelings and experiences of younger women diagnosed with breast cancer, covering topics such as treatment, physical effects, relationships, finding support, and practical issues. Individual women share their thoughts and experiences.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet is about getting benefits and other financial help if you are affected by cancer in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland. It is for anyone living with cancer and their family, friends and carers. It explains the types of financial help you could get and how to claim this support. It also tells you who to contact for further help, including Macmillan’s welfare rights advisers.
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
Hair loss is a common side effect of treatment for childhood cancer, but its impact can be significant. This animation tells the story of Anna, Jack and Laura who all lose their hair while having treatment for cancer and helps young children to understand what might happen.
This booklet explains what cancer is and explores some common worries and feelings that children may have - reassuring them that however they react, it’s ok.
This booklet looks at some of the side-effects of different types of cancer treatments. It also offers ideas for small ways children may like to help out at home.
This booklet explains types of treatment and some of the health professionals who are helping people with cancer to get better.
Guidance for people with lymphoma on what to tell their children and where to find other resources: Should I tell my child?; How can I talk to my child about lymphoma?; What should I say?; Keep communication open; Older children and teenagers; If someone close to you has lymphoma: animations for children; Resources.