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 email@example.com
Macmillan Cancer Support
Hydroxycarbamide (also known as hydroxyurea) is used to treat chronic myeloid leukaemia, cervical cancer, and some pre-cancerous conditions. This factsheet describes how it is given and the possible side-effects.
Breast Cancer Care
This leaflet discusses lobular neoplasia, which includes atypical lobular hyperplasia (ALH) and lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS). It describes the features, diagnosis, and treatment options, and concludes with guidance on how to cope with a diagnosis of lobular neoplasia and sources of support.
This leaflet describes Barrett's oesophagus, how it is caused, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
AMEND (Association for Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Disorders)
PPGL syndromes are conditions that may cause tumours called paraganglioma or phaeochromocytoma. This booklet describes their diagnosis and treatment and also covers issues such as genetic testing and emotional wellbeing.
POEMS syndrome is a rare disorder that can affect multiple systems in the body. It is named after five common features of the syndrome: polyneuropathy (also known as peripheral neuropathy); organomegaly (enlargement of organs, such as the liver, spleen or lymph nodes); endocrinopathy (abnormal function of endocrine glands); monoclonal plasma cell disorder; and skin changes. This factsheet explains what POEMS syndrome is, how it is diagnosed and how it is treated and managed.
This Infosheet outlines what you need to think about before you travel and get travel insurance. It lists some travel insurance companies who specialise in providing travel insurance to people with pre-existing medical conditions.
This infosheet explains what a solitary plasmacytoma is, what causes it, what the signs and symptoms are, what diagnosis involves and how it is treated.
British Association of Dermatologists
This factsheet aims to help you understand more about photodynamic therapy, which may be used to treat basal cell carcinoma and areas of pre-cancerous skin damage. It explains what it is and what is involved, and describes the potential side effects.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet is for anyone who has cancer or has had treatment for cancer and is thinking about becoming more physically active. It explains what physical activity is, its benefits and how to be safe when exercising. It also includes information about the types of activity you can do and how to get started.
Having another long-term health condition, being older (over 60) or being frail can affect what treatment you may receive for your lymphoma. This factsheet covers the following topics: Common long-term health conditions; Lymphoma treatment and health conditions; Lymphoma treatment and age; Adapting treatment; Support; Understanding your treatment options.