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:


The Christie nurse-led adjuvant HER2 service [PDF file 97.4kb]

The Adjuvant Herceptin (trastuzumab) service is a nurse-led service with specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients receiving adjuvant herceptin.

Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer

This booklet has been written to help answer some of the questions you may have about surgery for endometrial cancer. If you have recently been diagnosed with endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the womb), it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions.

High dose rate prostate brachytherapy (HDR)

A booklet explaining the use of high dose rate prostate brachytherapy for prostate cancer treatment.

Hand hygiene information for patients [PDF file 116KB]

Hand washing is the most effective way of stopping infections - this leaflet explains good hand washing practice.

HIV testing at The Christie

Information about HIV testing, why it is needed and how the test is taken.


Information sheet describing hemianopia which is the loss of part of the field of on the same side in both eyes.

The Haematology Multi-disciplinary team

Leaflet describing the role of the MDT and the members of the team.

Where to get help

People coping with cancer are not always aware of the many helpful services they can call on. This booklet tells you what sort of help there is at The Christie and in your local area.

The Hepato (liver), Pancreas and Biliary tract (HPB) specialist nursing service [PDF file 105KB]

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.

Information for patients about the importance of hydration

Dehydration occurs when the body loses water faster than it can replenish the fluids. Thirst is the body’s natural response to dehydration, however this is far less effective in older people and people who have had a stroke or who are suffering from Alzheimer’s disease can be particularly insensitive to thirst.

The Christie Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist Service

The haematology CNS service is offered by a team of experienced cancer nurses. They have specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of people with haematological conditions. They work closely with your team of doctors.

Helping to prevent pressure ulcers

You have been identified as being at risk of developing a pressure ulcer. Pressure ulcers can take a long time to heal and may mean that you have to stay in hospital for some time.

Having a colonoscopy via stoma

Your doctor or nurse practitioner has recommended that you have a colonoscopy. This is a procedure to look at the lining of your large bowel through your colostomy (stoma). We want to make you as comfortable as possible during your stay. This booklet answers commonly asked questions about colonoscopy.

Hydrocortisone day curve [PDF file - 107KB]

Information sheet about the hydrocortisone day curve to check if a patient is taking the right dose of steroid replacement

Haematology nurse-led clinics [PDF file - 104KB]

Information sheet about what patients should expect from the haematology service nurse-led clinics