Coping with cancer resources
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These publications are to help patients and their loved ones cope with the emotional and practical side of cancer. They have advice on talking about cancer, coping with difficult emotions, practical and financial matters, and caring for someone with cancer.
Coping resources for cancer patients
Coping with the emotional effects of cancer
A booklet that discusses the emotional impacts of a cancer diagnosis, how to cope with your feelings, where to get support and how to talk about your cancer.
Coping with the emotional effects of cancer (pdf) Downloadpdf
Life after cancer - A guide to living well
This booklet is for people who have finished their cancer treatment. It has information on: Follow-up care, Side-effects and how to manage them, Financial and practical matters, Your feelings after treatment and Living a healthy lifestyle.
Life after cancer - A guide to living well (pdf) Downloadpdf
Your cancer treatment and pets
This factsheet gives you information about staying safe around your pets during and after your cancer treatment. (Available to download only.)
Your cancer treatment and pets (pdf) Downloadpdf
Your cancer treatment and farm animals
This factsheet gives you information about staying safe around farm animals during and after your cancer treatment. (Available to download only.)
Your cancer treatment and farm animals (pdf) Downloadpdf
Resources for carers and loved ones
Caring for someone with cancer
This booklet has lots of information about the medical, practical and emotional care of someone with cancer. It also has information about how to talk to a loved one who has cancer.
Caring for someone with cancer (pdf) Downloadpdf
A Time to Care - Caring for someone seriously ill at home booklet
This booklet is to help you if you want to care for a seriously ill family member or friend at home.
A Time to Care - Caring for someone seriously ill at home booklet (pdf) Downloadpdf
Coping resources for parents
Talking to children about cancer
This booklet has been written to help parents, families and carers explain a parent's (or close adult's) cancer diagnosis to children. It also looks at how the diagnosis is likely to affect them.
Talking to children about cancer (pdf) Downloadpdf
Activity sheets for children
Use these drawing exercises to help children express their feelings and emotions
Activity sheets for children (pdf) Downloadpdf
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If you are a healthcare professional or company and would like to order print copies of these booklets, complete our online ordering form.
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