Treatments, side-effects and symptoms booklets and factsheets

These booklets and factsheets are written for cancer patients and their family and friends. They include information on cancer treatments, side-effects and how to cope. If you have any questions, call our Cancer Nurseline on Freefone 1800 200 700 and speak to a specialist nurse.

Treatments

  • Understanding chemotherapy and other cancer drugs.
    This booklet has been written to help you understand more about chemotherapy, targeted therapies and immunotherapies. It is for people with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Understanding Radiotherapy booklet.
    This booklet has been written to help you understand more about radiotherapy. It is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Cancer and Clinical Trials
    This factsheet has been written to help you understand more about cancer and clinical trials. It is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Chemotherapy video resources
    This video has been created to help you understand more about chemotherapy. It is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Radiotherapy DVD
    This DVD has been created to help you understand more about radiotherapy. It is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Understanding Stem Cell Collection
    This booklet has been written to help you and your family understand how stem cells are moved out of your bone marrow and collected. It is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Understanding Autologous Stem Cell Transplants
    This booklet has been written to help you and your family understand more about stem cell transplants when you donate the stem cells yourself. It is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis.

Living with side-effects and symptoms

  • Diet and cancer
    This booklet has been written to help you learn more about diet and cancer. It is aimed at people with cancer at any stage. It would also be useful to people who are caring for someone with cancer.

  • Coping with Fatigue
    This booklet has been written to help you find ways to cope with fatigue. It is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis.

  • Reducing your risk of arm and leg lymphoedema
    This factsheet is written to help you learn what lymphoedema is and how you can reduce your risk of getting it. It is aimed at people who have a cancer diagnosis and are at risk of lymphoedema.

  • Breast Reconstruction
    This booklet has been written to help you learn more about breast reconstruction. It is aimed at people who have breast cancer and are considering breast reconstruction surgery. 

  • Understanding Cancer and Complementary Therapies
    This booklet has been written to help you understand more about complementary and alternative therapies.It is designed for people with a cancer diagnosis.

Date Last Reviewed: 
Monday, January 28, 2019