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:


Groin or inguinal lymph node dissection

This leaflet describes groin on inguinal lymph node dissection.  This means removing the lymph nodes or glands from one or both sides of the groin.  It is major surgery and is carried out under a general anaesthetic.

Genetic testing for ovarian and breast cancer [PDF file - 115KB]

This information leaflet is intended to help women with ovarian cancer understand some of the issues around genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes.

Gynaecology oncology MDT

Diagnosing and treating cancer requires a team of experts, called a multidisciplinary team (MDT). Read more about the MDT who are all specialised in gynaecological cancer.

Glans resurfacing

Urology department

This information tells you about what happens when you come for a glans resurfacing under a general anaesthetic. It explains what is involved and the benefits and risks. It may make you think of things you would like to discuss with your doctor/s


Genotropin® to Omnitrope® switch

You are currently receiving Genotropin®. This is a brand name for the drug somatropin (growth hormone). The Endocrinology team is looking at switching to a different brand of somatropin called Omnitrope®. There should be no difference in the effectiveness of the drug but it does significantly reduce the cost to the NHS of this treatment.

Goblet cell adenocarcinoma of the appendix

Goblet cell adenocarcinoma of the appendix is a rare cancer, occurring in approximately 1 to 2 people per million. The goblet cell adenocarcinomas cover a range of cancers with different types of cells within them.

Having a combined gastroscopy and colonoscopy

Your doctor has recommended that you have a gastroscopy and a colonoscopy. This involves two procedures, one to look at the lining of your stomach and the second to look at the lining of your large bowel.

Glucagon simulation test [PDF file - 113KB]

Information sheet about the glucagon stimulation test which checks if your body is producing enough cortisol (the body's natural steroid hormone) and growth hormone.

Growth hormone profile [PDF file - 106KB]

Information sheet about the growth hormone profile which assesses how much growth hormone a body is producing. It is used to confirm a diagnosis of acromegaly or is used as a measure of disease activity.