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
This factsheet explains the difference between Cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabis oil, the evidence to date, and the current legal status.
Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation
If you or someone you care for has lung cancer and has been told about brain metastases, then this booklet will help answer your questions about symptoms, tests, and what treatments may be available.
Breast Cancer Care
This booklet explains what exemestane is, how it works, when it may be prescribed and possible side effects.
A stem cell transplant is likely to affect many aspects of your life, including the way you feel. There are likely to be many highs and lows that will have an impact on your mental health. This booklet highlights some of the issues you might experience and gives advice on how to come to terms with them. It’s been written with guidance and advice from patients and healthcare professionals. They have shared their experiences with us to help you see that other people have come through similardifficulties. There is information for carers, too, to help them look after their mental health during this challenging time.
Bowel Cancer UK
This booklet is for anyone diagnosed with bowel cancer and their family and friends. It gives an overview of what bowel cancer is, how it is treated, the common treatment side effects and what happens when treatment finishes.
Pancreatic Cancer UK
Easy read information using pictures and simple words to explain how symptoms like diet problems and pain are treated, and how you can get support.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet has information for women who have ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). It describes DCIS, the risk factors and causes, symptoms, diagnosis and tests, staging and grading, and the treatment options (surgery, radiotherapy, hormonal therapies). It also covers issues such as life after treatment and feelings.
This booklet aims to help you understand your feelings and gives information about how to live well and get the most from your time. It’s divided into short chapters so you can read through it at your own pace. People caring for someone who is living with a terminal illness may also find this information useful.
This booklet is for anyone providing care and support for someone living with a terminal illness. It includes details on day-to-day caring, your rights as a carer and how to access professional support. It also focuses on the emotional impact of caring and how to look after your own wellbeing.
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet has information on secondary cancer in the bone, what it is, what causes it, the symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options. It also covers issues such as emotions, talking to children, and how family and friends can help.