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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Macmillan secondary breast nurse specialist service

The Christie secondary breast care nursing service is a team of highly qualified and experienced nurses who have specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients with secondary breast cancer and locally advanced breast cancer.

The Specialist Head and Neck Nursing Service: Thyroid Cancer

The thyroid cancer nursing service provides a “key worker” for patients who are referred to The Christie for thyroid cancer treatment. Key workers are a point of contact for patients throughout their cancer treatment and follow-up.

The Specialist Head and Neck Nursing Service

The Christie specialist head and neck  support service is offered by a team of highly qualified and experienced nurses.  They have specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients with head and neck cancer.

 

Transfusion - Pre and post transfusion advice for patients

The following information and advice is for patients receiving a blood component transfusion.

Trial results: Relief for head and neck cancer patients with mouth exercises

This is the first study of its kind to show that exercises can help and that it is safe to do the exercises before and whilst on radiotherapy treatment and to continue the exercises after radiotherapy treatment has finished.

The Christie at The Tameside Macmillan unit 

From February 2017, The Tameside Macmillan unit will benefit those patients who would normally have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

Thyrotoxicosis or Hyperthyroidism

Information for patients who have Thyrotoxicosis or Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) when the body produces too much of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine.    Thyroxine keeps all bodily functions at the correct rate, and too much of it can affect the heart.

Thalidomide 

This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about Thalidomide capsules which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma.

Treatment to the skin using a plastic treatment mould

This leaflet is a guide for patients who are having radiotherapy treatment for a skin tumour using a microselectron mould. Treatment with a microselectron mould delivers radiotherapy accurately to the tumour and to a small area of normal tissue.

Total body irradiation (HTU)

This leaflet has been written for patients on the Haematology and Transplant Unit (HTU).   Total body irradiation (TBI) is a form of radiotherapy used for patients who are about to undergo a bone marrow or stem cell transplant to destroy any undetectable cancer.

Total Pelvic Clearance For Men

This booklet has been written for patients having a Total Pelvic Clearance.  This is the medical term for removal of your bladder and the lower bowel along with other organs in the pelvis.

Total Pelvic Clearance For Women

This booklet has been written for patients having a Total Pelvic Clearance.  This is the medical term for removal of your bladder and the lower bowel along with other organs in the pelvis.

Travelling and car parking for patients and visitors to The Christie

This leaflet is for patients and their carers and lists car parking arrangements and charges at The Christie.

Trans-vaginal Ultrasound

This leaflet explains what to expect when you come for a trans-vaginal ultrasound examination.  An ultrasound scan is a simple test that uses sound waves to produce images of organs and structures inside your body.

Total penectomy

This information is for men who have cancer of the penis that needs surgery to remove the entire penis called a total penectomy.

Trigger point injections

This leaflet for patients explains about an injection of local anaesthetic (medication to temporarily numb the nerves) with or without an anti-inflammatory medication into the affected area.  

The neuroendocrine tumour (NET) specialist nursing service at The Christie

Leaflet describing the neuroendocrine nursing service and contact details

The Christie Hotline information leaflet (Acute Oncology Management Service)

Information leaflet describing how the Hotline service works and how to access.

Transfer to open follow-up

Information explaining what the process when patients are transferred to open follow-up after pelvic radiotherapy.

The Christie at Ashton primary care centre

Maps and directions to primary care centre for follow-up care.

The Human papilloma virus (HPV) and throat cancer

Information sheet describing the relationship between HPV and throat cancer.

The Hepato (liver), Pancreas and Biliary tract (HPB) specialist nursing service

The HPB nursing service provides a key worker for patients who are referred to The Christie for treatment. Key workers are a point of contact for patients throughout their cancer treatment and follow-up.

The head and neck chemotherapy clinic

Your consultant has referred you to Dr Andrew Sykes to be considered for further treatment. Dr Sykes is a Consultant Clinical Oncologist with a special interest in the treatment of head and neck cancer using chemotherapy.

The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - General

The mobile chemotherapy unit benefits those patients who would normally have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Trafford

The new chemotherapy unit benefits those patients who currently have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Chadderton

The mobile chemotherapy unit benefits those patients who currently have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Rochdale

The mobile chemotherapy unit benefits those patients who currently have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Bolton

The mobile chemotherapy unit benefits those patients who currently have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

The Christie Chemotherapy Outreach Service - Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust

The Cancer Care Suite at the Royal Albert Edward Infirmary in Wigan, in partnership with The Christie, has started a new service which gives patients the opportunity to receive their chemotherapy closer to home.

Targinact® (Oxycodone/naloxone) tablets

Supportive care: specialist medicines

Targinact® 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.

Tapentadol (Palexia®)

Supportive care: specialist medicines

Tapentadol 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.

Going home with a temporary catheter

Many patients will go home with temporary catheter after surgery. Before you are discharged we will give you all of the catheter supplies that you need and explain how to care for your catheter. We will also arrange for a district nurse to contact you at home should you need additional support.