Patient booklets

The Christie produces a range of patient information that covers 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.

We also offer a number of chemotherapy information sheets about individual chemotherapy treatments.

Or find it alphabetically:


Eating well with diabetes when you have a poor appetite [PDF file 943594kb]

A guide for patients with diabetes and their carers

Driving when you are taking strong pain-killers and other sedating medicines

This leaflet gives details of which medications prescribed or bought over the counter can make you feel drowsy.

Dietary advice and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)

This booklet is for patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). A common problem caused by PMP is a change in bowel habit due to the disease pressing on the bowel which can prevent the absorption of food.  You may need to change your diet to make sure you are getting sufficient nutrition.

Donating bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells

This booklet has been written for relatives who are potential bone marrow or stem cell donors to guide you through each stage of the donation process.

Day-to-day pathway for CPOC patients 

Information for patients to describe the day to day routine when admitted for surgery for a peritoneal tumour

DVLA driving regulations: primary brain and spinal cord tumours

Read the regulations about driving licences and find out what you have to do when you have been diagnosed with a central nervous system tumour.

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protruberans (DFSP)

Information sheet explaining what DFSP is and how it is treated.

Dietary advice: reducing bowel gas during radiotherapy

Advice to patients on how to reduce gas in the bowel during treatment with radiotherapy and a diary chart to complete.

Dietary advice: reducing diarrhoea during radiotherapy

Advice to patients on how to cope with diarrhoea during treatment with diarrhoea and a diary chart to complete.

Going home with a drain

If you are clinically well and have a surgical drain, you can still go home. This leaflet will provide the information you need to care for your drain. You will be taught how to look after it on the ward before you are discharged.

Radiation therapy for early Dupuytren's disease

This information sheet is to tell you about radiotherapy for early Dupuytren’s disease. It describes the most common treatments, and some may not apply to you. The clinical team will discuss your treatment with you and explain anything you do not understand.

Deep Inspiration Breath Hold (DIBH) using Surface Guided Radiotherapy (SGRT) [PDF file - 188KB] 

This leaflet is for patients who have been offered radiotherapy using Deep Inspiration Breath hold technique (DIBH) and Surface guided Radiotherapy (SGRT).