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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Information for patients referred for duodenal stent insertion

This leaflet tells you about having a duodenal stent. It explains what is involved before and after insertion, including the benefits, risks and dietary advice.

Information for laryngectomy patients having radiotherapy

You will have been given the booklet ‘Information for patients having radiotherapy to the head and neck’. Many of the side effects you will experience during your radiotherapy are described in that booklet.  However, there are some important side effects that apply only to people who have had a laryngectomy.

Information about your PET-CT scan

Leaflet describing the PET-CT scan, preparation, what it is and what the scan is like

Instructions for care of your arm after surgery or radiotherapy to the upper limb and chest wall

Any type of surgery or radiotherapy involving the lymph nodes under the arm disrupts the working of the lymphatic system. This may result in lymphoedema which is swelling of the arm, breast or chest wall.

Instructions for taking Moviprep bowel preparation

You have been prescribed an oral bowel cleansing agent which is also known as bowel preparation.  It is important to follow these instructions carefully.

Information for patients receiving intraluminal radiotherapy to the oesophagus (ILT)

This leaflet is a guide for patients receiving Intraluminal Radiotherapy (ILT) to the oesophagus using a Microselectron machine.  This is a method of giving treatment directly to the affected area by placing a fine tube into the oesophagus using a naso-gastric tube.

Information for patients receiving intraminal radiotherapy to the lung (ILT)

This leaflet is a guide for patients receiving Intraluminal Radiotherapy (ILT) to the lung using a Microselectron machine.  This is a method of giving treatment directly to the affected area by placing a fine tube into the lung using a bronchoscope (flexible fibre optic instrument).  ILT clears the tumour from the airways allowing more air to reach the lungs and reduces symptoms such as coughing and bleeding.

Interferon therapy

This leaflet provides you with information about interferon therapy.  Please take time to read it and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Information for patients referred for oesophageal stent insertion

This leaflet tells you about the procedure to insert an osophageal stent .  It explains what is involved and the benefits and risks.

Infection prevention and control and you

This leaflet for patients gives information about the Infection prevention and control team at The Christie and information about how patients can help themselves while they are in hospital and when they go home.

Information about MRSA screening

Leaflet describing MRSA, testing and what happens when it is found

Insulin tolerance test

Your doctor has recommended that you have an insulin tolerance test to check if your body is producing enough cortisol and growth hormone.

Infection prevention and control - Information for patients about hand hygiene

Hand washing is the most effective way of stopping infections - this leaflet explains good hand washing practice.

Insertion of a totally implantable vascular access device (TIVAD) or portacath

Information which explains what a portacath is, how it is fitted, and the risks and benefits.

Intravenous methylprednisolone for thyroid eye disease

Leaflet explaining how steroid medication can be used for thyroid eye disease

Information about your Strontium-89 therapy

Information explaining what the therapy is, how it is given, and the expected benefits for pain relief.

Information about your radiotherapy planning CT scan OLDHAM

Information for Oldham patients about radiotherapy planning CT scan

Information about your radiotherapy planning CT scan SALFORD

Information for Salford patients about radiotherapy planning CT scan

Information about your radiotherapy planning CT scan SALFORD

Information for Salford patients about radiotherapy planning CT scan

Information for patients who have completed radiotherapy at The Christie at Oldham

Information for patients explaining the system for follow up after having radiotherapy at Oldham.

Information for patients having a naso-jejunal tube for feeding post transplant

Information sheet explaining what a naso-jejunal is, how it is inserted and how to care for the tube.

Imiquimod (Aldara 5%) cream for penile cancer

Information sheet explaining why Imiquiod cream is used and how to use it.

Information about your Radium-223 (Xofigo) therapy

Information describing what treatement with Radium-223 involves, side effects of treatment and precautions necessary.

Information about your post treatment thyroid scan

Information sheet describing the preparation, process and precuations needed for a thyroid scan

A guide to your IVC filter removal

This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as ‘inferior vena cava (IVC) filter removal’.

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