Patient booklets

The Christie produces a range of patient information that cover various aspects of cancer and cancer treatments.

Booklets are free to patients coming to The Christie and are available from the cancer information centre (department 3). The centre offers a confidential service for anyone affected by cancer. Please call in or contact us by telephone on 0161 446 8100.

Or find it alphabetically:

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Discharge information (Gynaecology)

Information for gynae patients discharged after follow-up giving symptoms to look out for and who to contact for help.

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.

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

Genetic testing for ovarian and breast cancer

This information leaflet is intended to help women with ovarian cancer understand some of the issues around genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

Gynaecology oncology MDT

Diagnosing and treating cancer requires a team of experts, called a multidisciplinary team (MDT). Read more about the MDT who are all specialised in gynaecological cancer.