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.
Eating well with diabetes when you have a poor appetite [PDF file 943594kb]
A guide for patients with diabetes and their carers
This leaflet gives details of which medications prescribed or bought over the counter can make you feel drowsy.
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.
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.
Information for patients to describe the day to day routine when admitted for surgery for a peritoneal tumour
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.
Information sheet explaining what DFSP is and how it is treated.
Advice to patients on how to reduce gas in the bowel during treatment with radiotherapy and a diary chart to complete.
Advice to patients on how to cope with diarrhoea during treatment with diarrhoea and a diary chart to complete.
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.
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).