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:


Surgery for ovarian mass

Your doctor has told you that you have an ovarian mass, tumour or cyst on one or both of your ovaries. The doctor may have said that he/she is concerned about the results of the investigations and that the ovary needs to be removed to see if there is any cancer present.

The Christie at Oldham

Find out what to do if you're a new patient at The Christie at Oldham centre, including how to get there and what to do on the first visit.

Radiotherapy to the oesophagus

This booklet is to tell you about radiotherapy to the oesophagus. The Christie is a specialised centre for radiotherapy and patients come for treatments that are not always available at general hospitals. You may have heard about radiotherapy from people you know or from the patients at The Christie. Remember that their information may not apply to you.

Octreotide injection [PDF file - 115Kb]

Supportive care: specialist medicines

Octreotide is used within supportive and palliative care to reduce symptoms from bowel obstruction, or high output of fluid from an ileostomy or a fistula.The possible benefits of treatment vary; your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment.

Oral glucose tolerance test [PDF file - 106KB]

Information sheet about the glucose tolerance test which assesses growth hormone levels.