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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Getting active after cancer

Getting active after your cancer journey has been shown to maintain or improve physical function and psychological well-being.

The Specialist Gynaecology Nursing Service

The gynaecological cancer nursing service is offered by a team who have specialist knowledge and skills in both women’s health and cancer treatments.

Going home with drains inserted: information for patients

Your surgeon inserted a drain into your wound to remove any blood or fluid from the area.  This is normal procedure for the surgery you have had.  It is possible for you to go home with the drains attached.  This leaflet gives you some information about how to cope with the drains when you are at home.

Groin or sentinel lymph node surgery for patients with vulval cancer

This information sheet has been written to answer some of your questions about removal of the lymph nodes in your groin or your sentinel lymph node.

The experience of grief 

Information about how to deal with grief: normal feelings and problems and how to  find help and support.

Having a Gastroscopy

Your doctor has recommended that you have a gastroscopy. This is a procedure using a special tube to look at the lining of your gullet (oesophagus), your stomach and first part of the intestine (duodenum).

Guidelines for management of nephrostomy tubes

This leaflet is for district nurses and gives guidelines for the management of nephrostomy tubes.

Information about your Ga68 PET-CT scan

For this scan we will give you an injection containing a small amount of radioactivity called Ga68 DOTANOC which helps us to identify certain types of tumours arising from the neuro-endocrine systems.

Groin or inguinal lymph node dissection

This leaflet describes groin on inguinal lymph node dissection.  This means removing the lymph nodes or glands from one or both sides of the groin.  It is major surgery and is carried out under a general anaesthetic.

Glansectomy

This booklet contains information for men who need surgery to remove the end of the penis (glansectomy) because of cancer of the penis.

Groin Lymph Node Dissection (Surgery for penile cancer)

This booklet is for patients who need surgery to remove the lymph nodes in one or both groins.  This surgery is one of the treatments offered to men with cancer of the penis (penile cancer).

Gastrostomy tube insertion

This leaflet is for patients having a gastrostomy inserted.  A gastroscopy tube allows patients to be fed directly into the stomach so they receive adequate nutrition.

Glucagon stimulation test

Your doctor has recommended that you have a Glucagon Stimulation Test to check if your body is producing enough cortisol (this is your body's natural steroid hormone) and growth hormone.

Growth hormone profile

Your doctor has recommended that you have a growth hormone profile to assess how much growth hormone your body is producing.  This will confirm a diagnosis of acromegaly or is used as a measure of disease activity.

Going home and the future after an allogeneic transplant

Booklet to give patients and their families information about going home following an allogeneic stem cell transplant.

Going home and the future after an autologous stem cell transplant

Booklet to give patients and their families information about going home following an autologous stem cell transplant.

Information about your GFR test

Leaflet describing the GFR test, preparation, what it is and what the test is like.

Going home after your latisimus dorsi reconstruction

Some advice on how to take care of yourself after breast surgery

Going home after your TRAM/DIEP reconstruction

Some advice on how to take care of yourself after breast surgery

Going home after a mastectomy and dermal flap with implant

Some advice on how to take care of yourself after breast surgery

Going home after permanent implants

Some advice on how to take care of yourself after breast surgery

Going home after insertion of a tissue expander

Some advice on how to take care of yourself after breast surgery

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