Find out about this type of cancer, also known as bowel cancer
These booklets cover various aspects of cancer and cancer treatments.
If you can't find what you're looking for you can contact the specialist nurses at our cancer information centre. The centre offers a free confidential service for anyone affected by cancer. Call 0161 446 8100.
*Please note there has been a change in prescription fees since some of our booklets were published.
This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as abscess drainage and explains what is involved and what the benefits and risks are. It may help you think of things you would like to discuss with your doctor.
You have been given this leaflet because you or the person you care for has been diagnosed as having had an Acute Kidney Injury. Acute Kidney Injury or AKI is a sudden fall in kidney function as measured by blood tests and urine output, AKI is identified in the same way. Although named Acute Kidney Injury it is only very rare that the kidneys have been physically injured.
This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as antegrade ureteric stenting. It explains what is involved and the benefits and risks.
This leaflet explains about having an ascitic drain or catheter inserted. Your doctor thinks that there is excess fluid or 'ascites' in your abdomen (tummy) which needs draining. A specialist nurse from the procedure team will carry out this procedure on the Day Ward.
The Adjuvant Herceptin (trastuzumab) service is a nurse-led service with specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients receiving adjuvant herceptin.
Begin gentle exercises when advised by the surgeon and/or your physiotherapist and increase them each day. You will gradually be able to do more of your own activities such as combing your hair and brushing your teeth, but be cautious about exercising the shoulder during the first few weeks.
Actinic Keratosis is also called Solar Keratosis because it is caused by long-term exposure of skin to ultraviolet rays contained in the sunlight. It is a very common condition in white-skinned people particularly over the age of 50.
This leaflet gives basic information to help you prepare for your general anaesthetic.
This leaflet describes axillary node dissection or clearance. This means removing the lymph nodes or glands from one or both armpits. It is major surgery and is carried out under a general anaesthetic.
With some types of illnesses or treatment you may experience a sore mouth or swallowing problems, which makes eating difficult. This booklet gives you some ideas on preparing soft or liquidised foods.
A Living Will is a set of instructions that you make regarding your future medical care. It is also known as an Advance Decision or Advance Statement. The Christie Trust has a Living Will Policy and a form that you can use.
This guide includes a list of medicines we commonly use to relieve pain at The Christie, instructions on how and when to take them, a list of the most common side effects, what to do if pain is a problem at home and useful contacts - where to get advice.
Booklet giving general information for inpatients about treatment with radioiodine, and the preparations and precautions needed.
This guide has been written to help you understand more about nausea (feeling sick) and vomiting (being sick). It contains information you may find useful to help manage sickness.
Information describing anal intraepithelial neoplasia (AIN), symptoms, diagnosis and treatment
Your doctor has recommended that you have an Arginine stimulation test to check if your body is producing enough growth hormone.
Leaflet gives general information about the treatment and special precautions and preparations needed for treatment with Lutetium Dotatate.
Advice to patients and carers on coping on the wards and at home after being on the CCU.
Leaflet explaining the symptoms of delirium and what how to help patients.
This procedure is a specialised type of nerve block. The procedures is described as welll as the advantages and disadvantages.
Information sheet giving advice to patients on what to expect after having a cordotomy and what to do if any problems arise.