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
Christie Hospital NHS Trust
This booklet explains what radiotherapy is, when it will begin, in-patient and outpatient treatment, how treatment is planned, what happens during treatment, possible side-effects, and what happens when treatment ends. It also has sources of further information and support.
Up 60% of people diagnosed with a brain tumour experience behaviour and personality changes (BPC). This booklet covers: understanding BPC; what we mean by BPC; causes; symptoms; how BPC is manifested; how it is measured; mood journals; strategies to help people cope; and treatment options and self-help strategies. It also has information for carers, details of who can help, and questions to ask.
Macmillan Cancer Support|Diabetes UK
This booklet is for anyone who has cancer and also has diabetes. You may also want to read it if you have been told your cancer treatment may increase your risk of developing diabetes. It explains how some tests and cancer treatments can affect your diabetes and make it difficult to control your blood sugar. It also has some tips to help you cope with the side effects of cancer treatment if you have diabetes.
PCaSO Prostate Cancer Support Network
This booklet covers diagnosis (including the DRE and the PSA test), the Gleason score and the staging of prostate cancer, treatment options (active surveillance, watchful waiting, radical prostatectomy, external beam radiotherapy, brachytherapy, cryotherapy, high intensity focused ultrasound, hormone treatment, chemotherapy and photodynamic therapy), clinical trials, side effects (sexual problems, continence, bone health), and diet and lifestyle.
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.
Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) and small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) are different forms of the same disease and are treated in the same way. CLL is used to refer to both forms of disease, except where there are important differences. This factsheet descrives what CLL is, who gets it, the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and staging, outlook, treatment, follow-up, relapse, research and targeted treatments, transformation, and living with CLL
This factsheet is about MALT lymphoma – a slow-growing type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. It most commonly develops in the stomach (gastric MALT lymphoma) but can develop in other parts of the body (non-gastric MALT lymphoma). Contents: What is MALT lymphoma?; Who gets it?; Symptoms; Diagnosis and staging; Outlook; Treatment; Follow-up; Relapsed and refractory MALT lymphoma; Research and targeted treatments.
This factsheet gives an overview of what happens if lymphoma comes back (relapses) or doesn’t respond to treatment (refractory lymphoma). It covers: What is relapsed or refractory lymphoma? Who might experience relapse? How will I know if my lymphoma has relapsed? What happens if lymphoma relapses? How is relapsed or refractory lymphoma treated? What happens if there is no further treatment for my lymphoma?
This factsheet is about treatment for lymphoma during pregnancy. It covers the following: How common is lymphoma during pregnancy; Lymphoma diagnosis during pregnancy; Treatment during pregnancy; Frequently asked questions (FAQs).
This factsheet is about the monoclonal antibody rituximab in the treatment of lymphoma. It tells you how rituximab works, who might be given it and what to expect during treatment.