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
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.
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.
British Lung Foundation
Information and support for those caring for someone with a lung condition (not specifically lung cancer).
People with lymphoma are more likely to get infections than other people. This factsheet explains what signs of infection to look out for and what steps you can take to reduce your risk. Contents: What is infection?; Risk of infection; Signs of infection; What to do if you suspect an infection; Preventing infections; Food safety.
This factsheet explains what an infection is and what increases the risk in myeloma, and describes the signs and symptoms of infection and how infections are managed and treated.
This factsheet explains what the immue system is, how it works and the different types of cells.
Many people with lymphoma – and other cancers – are affected by neutropenia at some point during their illness and treatment. Having neutropenia increases the risk of infection. This factsheet describes neutropenia and ts effects, risk factors, treatment and neutropenic diet.
This factsheet is about safety precautions recommended if you have lymphoma and you are travelling outside the UK. It covers: General precautions when travelling abroad; Planning your trip; Preventing infection; Travel clinics; Travel vaccination; Malaria and mosquitoes.
This information gives details about the symptoms of lymphoma and the possible reasons for them: B symptoms; swollen lymph nodes; fatigue; unexplained weight loss; night sweats; itching; fever; difficulty getting over infections; chest symptoms; abdominal (tummy) symptoms; pain; skin symptoms; brain and nerve symptoms; swelling in the arms or legs; anaemia (low red blood cells).
Information about the causes of lymphoma, including age and sex, family history, immune system problems, infections, previous cancers, non-cancerous factors and other possible causes.