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.
The department consists of registered dietitians who are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition-related problems.
Your medical team has recommended that you have a nasogastric tube inserted. This is a tube that either enables you to be fed directly into your stomach, or allows nursing staff to remove excess stomach contents that could be making you feel nauseous.
This leaflet tells you about the procedure known as a Nephrostogram. 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.
Many special nutritional products are available if eating or maintaining your weight is difficult. Lots of choice means it can be hard to decide what is right for you.
Please note that this booklet is NOT suitable for people who have been advised to have texture modified diet or liquids from speech and language therapy. If you require supplement drinks, please check with your dietitian or speech and language therapist which products are suitable for you.
As part of your treatment for breast cancer, the whole breast may be removed including the nipple and areola. This leaflet describes the various methods of nipple reconstruction following surgery.
Information sheet about stage 1 disease for non-seminomatous germ cell tumours, treatment and side effects.
This leaflet explains the regulations about driving licences when you have been diagnosed with a central nervous system tumour.
Supportive care: specialist medicines
This leaflet provides information on a medicine called naloxegol which is used to treat constipation 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.