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
Macmillan Cancer Support
This booklet describes the complementary therapies most often used for people with cancer and gives an idea of what is involved in each therapy. Includes details of useful organisations and other resources.
NHS Health Scotland
This leaflet explains the benefits of the bowel screening test, how the test is done, and the signs and symptoms of bowel cancer, and has tips on how to reduce the risk of bowel cancer.
Breast Cancer Care
This leaflet describes what letrozole (Femara®) is, how it works, when it may be prescribed, how it is taken, and the possible side-effects.
Breast Cancer Care
This booklet explains what exemestane is, how it works, when it may be prescribed and possible side effects.
Many people with cancer have fatigue and this extreme tiredness is often called ‘cancer-related fatigue’. This factsheet answers the most common questions people ask about fatigue, including: what it is; why cancer causes fatigue; who gets it; how it feels; how long it lasts; how it is assessed; how it is treated; and how to cope.
This booklet describes autologous stem cell transplant in detail.
This leaflet describes the prostate, the most common symptoms or signs and what they might mean (benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostatis, prostate cancer).
This leaflet describes how to apply for a blue badge. It also explains that prescription charges were abolished for cancer patients in 2009.
This booklet seeks to answer the many questions and concerns that patietns or a family member or carer might have about a colostomy.