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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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.

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.

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.

Methadone

Supportive care

Methadone is used to treat pain that is difficult to control. The possible benefits of treatment vary; your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment. We may be recommending this medicine to be used for a condition it was not originally designed for; so you may find that there are some differences between the hospital and the manufacturer’s information.

This additional information will inform you of the reason(s) why you are taking this medicine and to highlight any other information. This should be read in conjunction with the manufacturer’s patient information leaflet.