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
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.
Bortezomib, also known as Velcade®, is a proteasome inhibitor drug used in the treatment of myeloma. This factsheet describes what it is, how it works, how it is given, and possible side-effects.
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.
Breast Cancer Care
This booklet describes radiotherapy for primary (early) breast cancer. It explains what radiotherapy is, why it might be needed, how it is given, what to expect, treatment planning, and the possible side-effects.
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.
Children's Cancer and Leukaemia Group
This guide describes stem cells and explains what a stem cell transplantation is, why it might be necessary, and the different types of transplants. It also describes the process of finding a donor, the pre-transplant operation, the transplant team, what to bring to hospital, preparing to receive a bone marrow transplant, what happens during the transplant and afterwards, the side-effects, getting ready to go home and getting back to normal. Includes details of useful organisations and a glossary.
Orchid – Fighting Male Cancer
This leaflet describes how chemotherapy may be used to treat localised and non-localised testicular cancer, and the possible side-effects..
This comprehensive booklet discusses Hodgkin lymphoma in detail.
This treatment guide has information about carfilzomib, a proteasome inhibitor used in the treatment of myeloma. It describes how carfilzomib works, how it is given and the possible side effects.
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.