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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Magnetic resonance imaging

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) combines a powerful magnet and radio waves with a computer to produce pictures of any part of the body. The detail in these pictures allows the doctor to see soft tissues such as muscle, fat and internal organs as well as bone.

Macmillan Secondary Breast Nurse Specialist Service

The Christie secondary breast care nursing service is a team of highly qualified and experienced nurses who have specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients with secondary breast cancer and locally advanced breast cancer.

Melphalan oral

This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about Melphalan tablets which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma.

Medical tattooing

Tattooing is a service available at The Christie. We use tattoos to create the image of an areola and nipple for women who have had breast reconstruction and also to camouflage some scars. The tattoos are applied with a small electric machine, which holds needles that make tiny holes in the surface of the skin to allow the dye to create shading. These needles are used once only. This procedure is carried out by the Surgical Practitioner (Plastic Surgery) in the Surgical Theatre.

Mouth Care during radiotherapy to the head and neck

Keeping your mouth clean during radiotherapy to the mouth or throat is very important.  It can help to reduce pain and soreness, prevent infection, and help you to continue eating and drinking.

Meatal Dilatation (opening to the water passage)

This leaflet describes the operation known as meatal dilatation or opening to the water passage.  This operation has been discussed with you by your urologist because there is a narrowing in the water passage (urethra) through which the urine drains out.

Specialist Myeloma Nursing Service

The Christie myeloma nursing service is offered by a team of experienced cancer nurses.  They have specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of people with multiple myeloma and related conditions.

Information about your mIBG scan

Leaflet describing the mIBG scan, preparation, what it is and what the scan is like.

Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Providing chemotherapy closer to home

Leaflet explaining that the mobile chemo unit will allow patients to have chemo closer to home.

Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Trafford

Leaflet explaining that the mobile chemo unit will allow patients to have chemo closer to home.

Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Hyde

Leaflet explaining that the mobile chemo unit will allow patients to have chemo closer to home.

Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Chadderton

Leaflet explaining that the mobile chemo unit will allow patients to have chemo closer to home.

Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Rochdale

Leaflet explaining that the mobile chemo unit will allow patients to have chemo closer to home.

Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Bolton

Leaflet explaining that the mobile chemo unit will allow patients to have chemo closer to home.

My shared care record 

Record folder for patients and staff to enter treatment details.

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