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:


The Christie nurse-led adjuvant Herceptin service

The Adjuvant Herceptin (trastuzumab) service is a nurse-led service with specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients receiving adjuvant herceptin.

High dose rate prostate brachytherapy as monotherapy

Your oncologist or specialist doctor has recommended that you may benefit from high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR). This information booklet aims to tell you about this treatment.


Information for patients about Hypothyroidism when the body fails to produce enough of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine.  Thyroxine is produced by the thyroid gland in the neck and keeps all bodily functions occurring at the correct rate.

Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer

This booklet has been written to help answer some of the questions you may have about surgery for endometrial cancer. If you have recently been diagnosed with endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the womb), it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions.

HTU & Myeloma:  Supportive Medications

This leaflet explains about supportive 'preventative' medications myeloma patients may be given alongside their chemotherapy.

High dose rate prostate brachytherapy (HDR)

A booklet explaining the use of high dose rate prostate brachytherapy for prostate cancer treatment.

HIV testing at The Christie

Information about HIV testing, why it is needed and how the test is taken.


Information sheet describing hemianopia which is the loss of part of the field of on the same side in both eyes.

The Haematology Multi-disciplinary team

Leaflet describing the role of the MDT and the members of the team.

Where to get help

People coping with cancer are not always aware of the many helpful services they can call on. This booklet tells you what sort of help there is at The Christie and in your local area.

Information for patients about the importance of hydration

Dehydration occurs when the body loses water faster than it can replenish the fluids. Thirst is the body’s natural response to dehydration,
however this is far less effective in older people and people who have had a stroke or who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease can be
particularly insensitive to thirst.