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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Ultrasound Guided Biopsy of the Kidney

This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as an ultrasound guided biopsy of the kidney. It explains what is involved and what the benefits and risks are. It may make you think of things you would like to discuss further with your doctor.

Ultrasound Guided Liver Biopsy

This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as an ultrasound guided liver biopsy. It explains what is involved and what the benefits and risks are. It may make you think of things you would like to discuss further with your doctor.

24 hour urine collection

Your doctor has asked you to collect all your urine over a 24 hour period.  This may be to check the function of your kidneys and/or to measure other products in your urine.

Understanding steroids: guide for patients with brain tumours

This booklet explains how steroids can help when you have a brain tumour.  Tumours inside the skull are growing in a confined space and can cause pressure inside the skull. 

Ultrasound - a guide for patients

An ultrasound scan is a simple, usually painless, test that uses sound waves to produce images of organs and structures inside your body.

Ultrasound guided FNA - a guide for patients

Booklet describing the diagnostic test

Ultrasound examination and biopsy

This leaflet for patients explains about ultrasound examination and biopsy.  This involves inserting a needle through the skin to take a small sample of tissue.

Useful info about medicines including tablets, capsules and liquids

This leaflet for patients gives general advice about all medicines including tablets, capsules and liquids and contact details if you have any questions.

Urology Multi-disciplinary Team

Leaflet describing the urology multi-disciplinary team, it's members and why it is important to patients.

Understanding phase 1 clinical trials

Understanding phase 1 clinical trials.

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