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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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Skin care for people with lymphoedema (May 2016)

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.

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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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Caring for someone with a lung condition. Information for carers, family and friends (November 2018)

British Lung Foundation

Information and support for those caring for someone with a lung condition (not specifically lung cancer).

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Risk of infection (October 2018)

Lymphoma Action

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.

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Infection and myeloma (December 2018)

Myeloma UK

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. 

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The immune system (April 2018)

Lymphoma Action

This factsheet explains what the immue system is, how it works and the different types of cells.

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Neutropenia (July 2018)

Lymphoma Action

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.

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Foreign travel: precautions and vaccinations (April 2018)

Lymphoma Action

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.

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Symptoms of lymphoma (November 2018)

Lymphoma Action

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). 

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Causes of lymphoma (April 2018)

Lymphoma Action

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.

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