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
This factsheet describes how stage 4 ovarian cancer is treated.
Prostate Cancer UK
This factsheet is for men with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to the bones. It explains what metastatic spinal cord compression is and describes the risk of developing it, the symptoms and the treatment options.
Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer
This leaflet has information about how testicular cancer is diagnosed and treated, including prosthesis and possible complications, and care after surgery. It also describes staging and the different types of testicular cancer.
Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer
This factsheet describes inguinal and pelvic lymph node dissection and possible complications such as infection and lymphoedema.
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
This guide describes stem cells and explains what a stem cell transplantation is, why it might be necessary, and the different types of transplants. It also describes the process of finding a donor, the pre-transplant operation, the transplant team, what to bring to hospital, preparing to receive a bone marrow transplant, what happens during the transplant and afterwards, the side-effects, getting ready to go home and getting back to normal. Includes details of useful organisations and a glossary.
Carers Northern Ireland
Guidance and advice for carers in Northern Ireland. This guide is designed to outline the support available and your rights as a carer.
Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer|Tackle Prostate Cancer
The Manversation campaign aims to challenge outdated stereotypes, raise awareness of the symptoms of advanced prostate cancer and encourage men to speak up about potential symptoms as soon as they experience them. This leaflet gives an overview of prostate cancer and has tips for how adult sons and daughters can support their fathers.
Kidney Cancer UK
Factsheet with information about clinical trials. It describes the different phases of trials, who conducts trials and where they take place and has advice about deciding whether to participate.
Burkitt lymphoma is a fast-growing form of blood cancer that can affect adults and children. This fact sheet explains what Burkitt lymphoma is, how it’s diagnosed and treated in adults, and where to go for more support.
You may not feel like planning when you’re ill, but thinking about the future now and making your wishes known will help you feel more in control. It can also help those close to you handle your affairs if you aren’t able to. This booklet has information about some of the things you might want to think about, like deciding where and how you want to be cared for, or making a Will.