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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.

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Ifosfamide [French] (March 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Ifosfamide is a chemotherapy drug used to treat different cancers including testicular cancer and some types of soft tissue and bone sarcoma. It may also be used to treat other cancers.This factsheet describes how it is given and the possible side-effects.

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Etoposide (Etopophos®, Vepesid®) (French) (March 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Etoposide is a chemotherapy drug used to treat many types of cancer. This information describes how it is given and some of the possible side-effects.

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GemCarbo chemotherapy [Vietnamese] (June 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

GemCarbo is a combination chemotherapy treatment that is used to treat several types of cancer, but most commonly lung cancer. This factsheet describes the drugs, how they are given and the possible side-effects.

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Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) [Chinese, Traditional] (May 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda®) is used to treat melanoma that has spread or cannot be removed (advanced melanoma). It is also used for non-small cell lung cancer, Hodgkin lymphoma, and bladder cancer. This factsheet describes how it works, how it is given, and the possible side-effects.

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Carboplatin [Slovak] (May 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Carboplatin is a chemotherapy drug used to treat ovarian and lung cancer. It may also be used to treat other cancers. 

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Letrozole (Femara®) [Portuguese] (July 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Letrozole is a hormonal therapy used in the treatment of post-menopausal women with breast cancer. This factsheet describes how it works, how it is given, and the possible side-effects.

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EOX chemotherapy [Thai] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

EOX chemotherapy is used to treat oesophageal cancer and stomach cancer. This factsheet describes the drugs used (epirubicin, oxaliplatin and capecitabine), how the treatment is given and the possible side-effects.

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Tamoxifen [Portuguese] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Tamoxifen is a hormone therapy used in the treatment of breast cancer. This factsheet describes how it works, how it is given, and the possible side-effects.

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Myeloma [Bulgarian] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A translation of selected pages from the Macmillan Cancer Support booklet “Understanding myeloma” (MAC11655_E13_N) into Bulgarian (including what is myeloma, types of myeloma, symptoms, treatment for active myeloma and if myeloma comes back).

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Soft tissue sarcomas [Chinese, Simplified] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A translation of selected pages from the Macmillan Cancer Support booklet “Understanding soft tissue sarcomas” (MAC11654_E10) into Simplified Chinese.

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Radiotherapy [Tamil] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes radiotherapy: what it is; how treatment is planned; external and internal radiotherapy; and the possible side-effects.

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R-CHOP chemotherapy [Romanian] (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

R-CHOP is a combination treatment used to treat non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). This factsheet describes the drugs used, how they are given and the possible side-effects.

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Neuroendocrine tumours (NETs) [Polish] (June 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet is a translation of information on the Macmillan Cancer Support website. It describes neuroendocrine tumours. It discusses the causes, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.

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Radiotherapy [Slovak] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes radiotherapy: what it is; how treatment is planned; external and internal radiotherapy; and the possible side-effects. It also has tips on coping with radiotherapy.

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GemCis chemotherapy [Russian] (June 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This is a translation of information from the Macmillan Cancer Support website. It describes the GemCis chemotherapy regimen to treat many cancers, the drugs, how treatment is given, and possible side-effects.

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GemCis chemotherapy [Polish] (June 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This is a translation of information from the Macmillan Cancer Support website. It describes the GemCis chemotherapy regimen to treat many cancers, the drugs, how treatment is given, and possible side-effects.

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Myeloma [Punjabi] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A translation of selected pages from the Macmillan Cancer Support booklet “Understanding myeloma” (MAC11655_E13_N) into Punjabi (including what is myeloma, types of myeloma, causes and risk factors, symptoms, treatment overview, treatment for active myeloma).

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MGUS [Polish] (July 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Information from the Macmillan Cancer Support website translated into Polish. MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of unknown significance) is a non-cancerous condition but there is a small risk it developing into a blood cancer, such as myeloma or lymphoma. This information explains what MGUS is, the causes, diagnosis, and treatment and follow up.

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ABVD [Bulgarian] (May 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Information from the Macmillan Cancer Support website translated into Bulgarian. ABVD chemotherapy is a combination treatment used to treat Hodgkin Lymphoma. This factsheet describes what it is, how it is given, and possible side effects.

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Radiotherapy [Thai] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes radiotherapy: what it is; how treatment is planned; external and internal radiotherapy; and the possible side-effects. It also has tips on coping with radiotherapy.

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Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) [Polish] (August 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A translation of selected pages of the Macmillan Cancer Support booklet "Understanding acute myeloid leukaemia", including what it is  diagnosis, treatment overview, giving consent, chemotherapy.

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GemCis chemotherapy [Turkish] (June 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This is a translation of information from the Macmillan Cancer Support website. It describes the GemCis chemotherapy regimen to treat many cancers, the drugs, how treatment is given, and possible side-effects.

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What is radioactive iodine? [Polish] (May 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet covers what radioactive iodine is, preparing for treatment, low iodine diet, pregnancy and breastfeeding, foods to avoid, foods you can eat, thyroid hormones, recombinant human thyroid stimulating hormone (rhTSH), taking radioactive iodine and going home after treatment.

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Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) [Japanese] (August 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

A translation of selected pages of the Macmillan Cancer Support booklet "Understanding acute myeloid leukaemia", including what it is, symptoms, treatment, self-care, financial support and follow-up.

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Radiotherapy [Farsi] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes radiotherapy: what it is; how treatment is planned; external and internal radiotherapy; and the possible side-effects. It also has tips on coping with radiotherapy.

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Understanding chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) [Polish] (May 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Polish translation of selected pages from the booklet.

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Implantable ports [Punjabi] (September 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Implantable ports are often used to give chemotherapy treatment. This factsheet describes what an implantable port is, how it is put in, how it is used, how to care for it, and possible problems.

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Chemotherapy side effects [Kurdish] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information on chemotherapy side-effects. It is a translation of the information from the factsheet on chemotherapy.

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Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma [Kurdish] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is a specific type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This factsheet describes the signs and symptoms, staging, grading, diagnosis and treatment.

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Radiotherapy [Hungarian] (December 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet describes radiotherapy: what it is; how treatment is planned; external and internal radiotherapy; and the possible side-effects. It also has tips on coping with radiotherapy. Includes English language version. 

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Chemotherapy [Slovak] (September 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects.

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Chemotherapy [Farsii] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects.

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Follicular lymphoma [Polish] (January 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Follicular lymphoma is a specific type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This factsheet describes the signs and symptoms, the stages, diagnosis, and treatment.

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PICC lines [Polish] (September 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

PICC lines (peripherally inserted central catheters) are used to give someone chemotherapy treatment or other medicines. This information describes what they are used for, how the line is put in and possible problems, caring for your PICC line, possible problems with PICC lines, and how the PICC line is removed.

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Malignant spinal cord compression (MSCC) symptoms [Chinese, Traditional] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

Malignant spinal cord compression is a rare condition that affects people with certain cancers that have spread to the bones in the spine or that started in the spine. This factsheet describes the symptoms.

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Chemotherapy [Thai] (2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This factsheet provides information about chemotherapy, including possible side-effects.

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Understanding acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) (August 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet describes acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. It also discusses issues such as feelings, talking to children, self-help, and practical and financial support. Includes details of useful organisations and other resources.

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Understanding non-Hodgkin lymphoma (January 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet aims to provide a better understanding of non-Hodgkin lymphomas, their diagnosis and treatment. It also has sections on feelings and sources of practical and financial support. Includes details of useful organisations.

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10 top tips (March 2018)

Target Ovarian Cancer|Macmillan Cancer Support

This set of ten tips was developed by a workshop group comprising people affected by ovarian cancer and GPs. It aims to help women get the best out of a visit to their GP if they are concerned about symptoms.

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Hairy cell leukaemia. A guide for patients (April 2018)

Leukaemia Care

Hairy cell leukaemia (HCL) is a blood cancer that affects the lymphocytic (antibody producing) white blood cells produced by the bone marrow. This booklet describes what causes it, who it affects, how it affects your body, the symptoms and diagnosis, and treatment options. It also covers everyday life and HCL and talking about HCL. Includes a glossary of terms and details of useful contacts and further support.

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The HPV vaccine for men who have sex with men [Easy read] (2018)

NHS Health Scotland

This leaflet is about the HPV vaccine for men who have sex with men to help protect against four types of HPV that can cause cancer and genital warts.

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Prostate conditions and erectile dysfunction (March 2018)

Prostate Scotland

This leaflet explains why erectile dysfunction may occur following treatment for prostate cancer, how it can be treated and how men can help themselves by making lifestyle changes.

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Your guide to breast reconstruction (2018)

British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons|Association of Breast Surgery

Information to help women make the right choice for them when considering breast reconstruction. The booklet describes what breast reconstruction is, what a mastectomy is, when to have breast reconstruction and the different operations that may be used to rebuild the breast. It also has advice about recovery. Includes sources of information and support.

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Chronic neutrophilic leukaemia (CNL). A guide for patients (September 2018)

Leukaemia Care

Chronic neutrophilic leukaemia (CNL) is an extremely rare cancer originating in the bone marrow. Being diagnosed with CNL can be a shock, particularly if you have never heard of it. This booklet has information about CNL: what causes it; who it affects; how it affects your body; symptoms; diagnosis; treatment options. Includes details of further support and information.

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Understanding mesothelioma (March 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet for anyone who is having tests for mesothelioma or has been diagnosed with it. There is also information for carers, family members and friends. The booklet explains the signs and symptoms of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. It explains how they are diagnosed and how they may be treated. It also has information about the feelings you might experience, and how your relationships, work and finances might be affected.

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Coping with hair loss (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is about hair loss. It is for anyone coping with changes to their hair during and after cancer treatment. It explains how cancer treatment may affect your hair, how to prepare for and cope with hair loss, and what to expect after treatment finishes.

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Understanding soft tissue sarcomas (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet has information about soft tissue sarcomas, including the different types, the symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, and treatment options. It also discusses feelings and how your relationships, work and finances might be affected.

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Understanding the PSA test (May 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet has been written to help men decide whether to have the PSA blood test. It describes the prostate gland, the causes and symptoms of prostate cancer, and explains the PSA test in detail, including the advantages and disadvantages. Treatment options for prostate cancer are briefly explained. Includes details of useful organisations and other resources, such as websites.

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Your urgent referral explained (October 2018)

Cancer Research UK

This leaflet helps patients who have been urgently referred with suspected cancer to prepare for their appointments and tests. 

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Understanding risk-reducing breast surgery (October 2018)

Macmillan Cancer Support

This booklet is for anyone who is thinking about having risk-reducing breast surgery. You may consider this if you have a high risk of developing breast cancer. This is usually because you have a strong family history of breast cancer. The booklet explains what risk-reducing breast surgery is and what it involves. It talks about the different options for risk-reducing breast surgery. There is information about the benefits, limitations and risks of each type of surgery. We also talk about some physical and emotional issues you may experience, and ways to cope with these. We have included photographs of women who have had breast reconstruction after risk-reducing surgery. This is to help show how a reconstruction may look.

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