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:


Department of nutrition and dietetics - A guide for inpatients [PDF file 229710kb]

The department consists of registered dietitians who are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat diet and nutrition-related problems.

Nasogastric tube insertion

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.

Nutritional products: availability of nutritional drinks, powders and puddings

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.

Nipple reconstruction

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.

Non-Seminomatous Germ Cell Tumours (NGCT): Stage 1 Disease

Information sheet about stage 1 disease for non-seminomatous germ cell tumours, treatment and side effects.

The neuroendocrine tumour (NET) specialist nursing service at The Christie [PDF file - 105KB]

Leaflet describing the neuroendocrine nursing service and contact details

Naloxegol (Moventig®) [PDF file - 115KB]

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.