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 Treatment Guide contains information about panobinostat, a drug used in the treatment of myeloma. It describes what it is, how it works, how it is given, and the possible side-effects.
Reolysin, also known as pelareorep, is a type of oncolytic virus being investigated for the treatment of myeloma and various other cancers. This factsheet explains what reolysin is, how it works, and the current evidence to support its use in the treatment of myeloma. It also describes the known possible side-effects, and the availability of reolysin in the UK.
Dexamethasone is a steroid drug used in the treatment of myeloma. It belongs to a class of steroids called glucocorticoids. This factsheet describes what it is, how it works, how it is given, and possible side-effects.
Breast Cancer Care
This booklet explains what trastuzumab is, how it works, when it may be prescribed and the side effects you may experience.
This factsheet has information for people with lymphoma who have had their spleen removed. It describes the function of the spleen, what happens when it is removed and how to reduce the risk of infection.
Peripheral neuropathy may be a side-effect of chemotherapy. This factsheet describes peripheral neuropathy, the chemotherapy drugs that most commonly cause it, the symptoms and diagnosis, reducing the risk and managing the symptoms.
Idelalisib is a targeted drug used in the treatment of certain types of lymphoma. This factsheet explains what it is, who can have it, how it is given, the benefits and possible side effects.
Elotuzumab is a new drug that is being investigated for the treatment of myeloma. This factsheet describes briefly what it is, how it works, how it is given, the possible benefits over existing drugs, the possible side-effects, its availability in the UK, and the future.
Breast Cancer Now
This booklet is about breast cancer treatment and fertility. It describes how treatment for primary breast cancer may affect a woman’s fertility, and possible ways of preserving fertility. It also includes information about pregnancy after a diagnosis of breast cancer, and permanent infertility.
CAR T-cell therapy, is a type of targeted treatment used for certain types of high-grade (fast-growing) lymphoma. This factsheet explains what CAR T cells are, who can have them and how they are given, the benefits, and the possible side effects.