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
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
This factsheet provides information on the use of imatinib in children and young people with cancer.
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.
Venetoclax is a targeted drug used in the treatment of certain types of low-grade (slow-growing) lymphoma. This factsheet explains what it is, who can have it, how it is given, the benefits and possible side effects.
This factsheet is about some of the other targeted drugs approved for people with lymphoma. It explains what types of targeted drugs are available: radioimmunotherapy; cell signal blockers; proteasome inhibitors; and immunomodulators.
Breast Cancer Now
This leaflet explains briefly what goserelin (Zoladex®) is, when it may be prescribed, how it works, and the possible side-effects.
Breast Cancer Now
This factsheet explains briefly what Taxotere® is, when it may be prescribed, how it works, the benefits, and possible side-effects.
This factsheet has information about targeted therapies that can be used to treat ovarian cancer. It describes how they are used, their risks and benefits and how to access them.
This briefing looks at the complementary therapies that are most commonly used by people with ovarian cancer, how they can help to manage treatment side effects and improve quality of life.
Penny Brohn UK
This information sheet aims to provide clearly sourced and reliable information to help you make informed choices about the range of complementary therapies on offer to support people with cancer. It covers acupuncture, healing, massage, reflexology, and shiatsu.
Prostate Cancer UK
This booklet is for men who are having hormone therapy. It describes the different types of hormone therapy, how they work and what the treatment involves. It also includes information about the possible side-effects and how to manage them.