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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The Specialist Head and Neck Nursing Service: Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid cancer nursing service provides a “key worker” for patients who are referred to The Christie for thyroid cancer treatment. Key workers are a point of contact for patients throughout their cancer treatment and follow-up.

The Specialist Head and Neck Nursing Service

The Christie specialist head and neck  support service is offered by a team of highly qualified and experienced nurses.  They have specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients with head and neck cancer.

 

Transfusion - Pre and post transfusion advice for patients

The following information and advice is for patients receiving a blood component transfusion.

Trial results: Relief for head and neck cancer patients with mouth exercises

This is the first study of its kind to show that exercises can help and that it is safe to do the exercises before and whilst on radiotherapy treatment and to continue the exercises after radiotherapy treatment has finished.

The Christie at The Tameside Macmillan unit 

From February 2017, The Tameside Macmillan unit will benefit those patients who would normally have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

Thyrotoxicosis or Hyperthyroidism

Information for patients who have Thyrotoxicosis or Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) when the body produces too much of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine.    Thyroxine keeps all bodily functions at the correct rate, and too much of it can affect the heart.

Thalidomide 

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

Treatment to the skin using a plastic treatment mould

This leaflet is a guide for patients who are having radiotherapy treatment for a skin tumour using a microselectron mould. Treatment with a microselectron mould delivers radiotherapy accurately to the tumour and to a small area of normal tissue.

Total body irradiation (HTU)

This leaflet has been written for patients on the Haematology and Transplant Unit (HTU).   Total body irradiation (TBI) is a form of radiotherapy used for patients who are about to undergo a bone marrow or stem cell transplant to destroy any undetectable cancer.

Thrombolysis

This leaflet explains about the procedure known as thrombolysis, which means breaking up blood clots.  You may have had an angiogram which has shown a blockage in an artery or vein.  The procedure will try to unblock the artery or vein and restore venous drainage.  It is carried out in the Department of Radiology by a specialist doctor.

Total Pelvic Clearance Explained - for Men

This booklet has been written for patients having a Total Pelvic Clearance.  This is the medical term for removal of your bladder and the lower bowel along with other organs in the pelvis.

Total Pelvic Clearance Explained - for Women

This booklet has been written for patients having a Total Pelvic Clearance.  This is the medical term for removal of your bladder and the lower bowel along with other organs in the pelvis.

Travelling and car parking for patients and visitors to The Christie

This leaflet is for patients and their carers and lists car parking arrangements and charges at The Christie.

Transvaginal Ultrasound

This leaflet explains what to expect when you come for a trans-vaginal ultrasound examination.  An ultrasound scan is a simple test that uses sound waves to produce images of organs and structures inside your body.

Total penectomy

This information is for men who have cancer of the penis that needs surgery to remove the entire penis called a total penectomy.

Trigger point injections

This leaflet for patients explains about an injection of local anaesthetic (medication to temporarily numb the nerves) with or without an anti-inflammatory medication into the affected area.  

Trans rectal ultrasound (TRUS) and biopsy of the prostate gland 

This leaflet  explains about what happens when patients come for a trans rectal ultrasound and biopsy of the prostate gland (TRUS), benefits and risks, and what to expect afterwards.

The Christie at Townside Primary Care Centre

Leaflet describing The Christie chemotherapy services available at Townside Primary Care Centre

The neuroendocrine tumour (NET) specialist nursing service at The Christie

Leaflet describing the neuroendocrine nursing service and contact details

The Christie Hotline information leaflet (Acute Oncology Management Service)

Information leaflet describing how the Hotline service works and how to access.

The Christie at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

The Christie at Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

The Christie Chemotherapy Outreach

A leaflet explaining the chemotherapy outreach service which provides treatment closer to home.

The Central Manchester Head & Neck Team at MRI and The Christie

Leaflet explaining the MDT, their role and the team.

Transfer to open follow-up

Information explaining what the process when patients are transferred to open follow-up after pelvic radiotherapy.

The Christie at Ashton primary care centre

Maps and directions to primary care centre for follow-up care.

The Human papilloma virus (HPV) and throat cancer

Information sheet describing the relationship between HPV and throat cancer.

The Christie at home pilot scheme

Information for patients explaining the Homecare pilot scheme

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