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:


Department of nutrition and dietetics - A guide for inpatients


The department consists of registered dietitians who are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition-related problems.

Nasogastric tube insertion

Your medical team has recommended that you have a nasogastric tube inserted. This is a tube that either enables you to be fed directly into your stomach, or allows nursing staff to remove excess stomach contents that could be making you feel nauseous.


This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as a Nephrostogram. It explains what is involved and what the benefits and risks are. It may make you think of things you would like to discuss with your doctor.

Nutritional products: availability of nutritional drinks, powders and puddings

There are now many special nutritional drinks and puddings available to help when eating is difficult. With so much choice it can be hard to decide what is right for you. This booklet has been designed by The Christie dieticians to show you: What nutritional drinks are available.  What nutritional drinks are the most suitable for you. 

Nipple reconstruction 

As part of your treatment for breast cancer, the whole breast may be removed including the nipple and areola.  This leaflet describes the various methods of nipple reconstruction following surgery.

Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumours (NGCT): Stage 1 Disease

Information sheet about stage 1 disease for non-seminomatous germ cell tumours, treatment and side effects.

Neuro-oncology service DVLA driving regulations: central nervous system tumours

This leaflet explains the regulations about driving licences when you have been diagnosed with a central nervous system tumour.

Naloxegol (Moventig®)

Supportive care: specialist medicines 

This leaflet provides information on a medicine called naloxegol which is used to treat constipation in palliative care and supportive care patients. It is offered as a guide to you and your family. The possible benefits of treatment vary; your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment.