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:


Changes to your voice during and following radiotherapy

Radiotherapy can result in a dry, sore and swollen throat. Radiation to the larynx will affect your vocal cords, producing changes to your voice.

Living with a ureteric stent [PDF file 321kb]

Because you have a problem with the drainage of urine from one, or both, of your kidneys the urologist is going to insert a “stent” into one or both ureters. This is the tube that drains urine from your kidney to your bladder.

Lymphoma Multi-disciplinary team (MDT)

This leaflet gives information about the lymphoma multi-disciplinary team (MDT for short).  This is a team of healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to diagnose and treat lymphoma.

Life Ahead Plan (late effects)

Life Ahead Plan booklet allows patients to record information about their treatment and future plans when treatment is completed.

Laparoscopic Hysterectomy for Endometrial Cancer

Booklet describing the surgical procedure for a lararoscopic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer.

Laparoscopic radical hysterectomy

Information about surgery for cancer of the cervix or uterus with laparoscopic radical hysterectomy.

Laparoscopic surgery for colon and rectal cancer

Information for patients having laparoscopic surgery for colon and rectal cancer explaining the technique and advantages of this procedure.

Low grade mucinous neoplasm l (LAMN l)

Information explaining what LAMN l is, diagnosis, and treatment. A low grade mucinous neoplasm (LAMN I) is a growth found in your appendix. We use this term when the growth is very early and has not spread anywhere.

Laparascopic cyto-reductive surgery & HIPEC (heated intra-peritoneal chemotherapy)

Information describing the this procedures and the advantages of laparoscopic cyto-reductive surgery for PMP with HIPEC.

Lidocaine 5% plaster (Versatis® medicated plaster) [PDF file - 115Kb]

Supportive care: specialist medicines

This leaflet provides information on a medicine called lidocaine which is used to treat pain in palliative care and supportive care patients. It is offered as a guide to you and your family. The possible benefits of treatment vary; your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment.

Low Grade Appendiceal Mucinous Neoplasm (LAMN II)

A low grade appendiceal mucinous neoplasm is a growth found in your appendix. If this pushes through the appendix wall, this is called a LAMN II. We offer a specialised operation called cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).


Lymphoma clinical nurse specialist service [PDF file - 104KB]

Read about the services that the lymphoma clinical nurse specialists offer, and who your lymphoma clinical nurse specialists are.


This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as a linogram. It explains what is involved and what the benefits and risks are. It may make you think of things you would like to discuss with your doctor.


This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as a loopogram. It explains what is involved and what the benefits and risks are. It may make you think of things you would like to discuss with your doctor.