Patient booklets

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.

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Fertility referral information for women with a lymphoma diagnosis

Your lymphoma doctor or nurse will have already told you that some treatments for lymphoma may affect your ability to have children naturally (your fertility). Because of this you have been offered a consultation with a specialist fertility doctor at St Mary’s Hospital.

Having a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy

Your doctor or nurse practitioner has recommended that you need a flexible sigmoidoscopy. This is a procedure to look at the lining of your lower bowel. We want to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay. This booklet answers commonly asked questions about flexible sigmoidoscopy. If you have more questions, or if there is anything that you do not understand, please ask when you attend for the flexible sigmoidoscopy or phone 0161 918 7292.

Follow-up information after radiotherapy for head and neck cancer

This booklet describes the follow-up procedures following radiotherapy treatment for head and neck cancer.  Advice can also be found in the booklet "Radiotherapy to the head and neck"

Facet joint injection

This leaflet for patients explains about an injection of local anaesthetic (medication to temporarily numb the nerves) and steroid (anti-inflammatory medication) into the facet joints.  These are small joints in the back.

For patients attending for procedures under local anaesthetic SDCU

This leaflet is for patients attending the surgical day case unit for a procedure under local anaesthetic.  It gives opening hours and contact details for the unit, information about what to expect on the day of the procedure and going home.

For patient attending for procedures under general anaesthetic SDCU

This leaflet is for patients attending the surgical day case unit for a procedure under a general anaesthetic.  It gives opening hours and contact details for the unit, information about what to expect on the day of the procedure and going home.

Flow rate and bladder scan

This leaflet explains about what happens when patients attend for a flow rate and bladder scan, a simple procedure to measure the rate and volume at which urine is passed.

Fasting gut hormones blood tests

Your doctor has recommended that you have blood tests to measure your fasting gut hormones.

Follow-up arrangements after radiotherapy to the prostate (Dr Logue and Dr Alam patients) OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about follow-up arrangements following radiotherapy to the prostate (Dr Logue and Dr Alam patients)

Follow-up arrangements after radical radiotherapy to the bladder OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about follow-up arrangements following radical radiotherapy to the bladder.

Follow-up arrangements after radiotherapy to the prostate (Dr Choudhury and Dr Conroy) OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about follow-up arrangements following radiotherapy to the prostate (Dr Choudhury and Dr Conroy patients)

Follow-up arrangements after radiotherapy to the breast OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about follow-up arrangements after radiotherapy to the breast

Follow-up arrangements after radiotherapy to the lung OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about follow-up arrangements following radiotherapy to the lung.

Follow-up arrangements after radiotherapy to the rectum (long-course) OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about follow-up arrangements following radiotherapy to the rectum (long course).

Follow-up arrangements after radiotherapy to the larynx (voice box) OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about follow-up arrangements following radiotherapy to the larynx (voice box).

Follow-up arrangements after radiotherapy to the rectum (pre-operative, long-course) OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about follow-up arrangements following radiotherapy to the rectum (pre-operative, long-course)

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