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.

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Macmillan secondary breast nurse specialist service

The Christie secondary breast care nursing service is a team of highly qualified and experienced nurses who have specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients with secondary breast cancer and locally advanced breast cancer.

The Christie at The Tameside Macmillan unit

The Tameside Macmillan unit benefits those patients who would normally have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

Travelling and car parking for patients and visitors to The Christie

We encourage patients and visitors to travel to and from The Christie using sustainable transport, such as cycling, walking or public transport. You can find details of tram, bus and train services on our public transport pages.

If you're arriving at The Christie by car, the nearest motorway junction is junction 5 of the M60. Use postcode M20 3JJ for car park C at The Christie and postcode M20 3QH for car park D at The Christie.

The Christie Hotline

Information describing how the Hotline service works and how to access it if you're a Christie patient.

The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - General

The mobile chemotherapy unit benefits those patients who would normally have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Trafford

The new chemotherapy unit benefits those patients who currently have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

The Christie Mobile Chemotherapy Unit - Bolton

The mobile chemotherapy unit benefits those patients who currently have to travel long distances for treatment at The Christie.

Thymic epithelial tumours (thymoma & thymic carcinoma)

The thymus is a gland in the chest, behind the breastbone (sternum). It is part of the immune system; making white blood cells  lymphocytes) needed to help fight infection. It is usually at its largest size in adolescence then shrinks during adulthood, being replaced with fatty tissue.

Targinact® (Oxycodone/naloxone) tablets [PDF file - 115Kb]

Supportive care: specialist medicines

Targinact® is used to treat pain that is difficult to control. The possible benefits of treatment vary; your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment.

Tapentadol (Palexia®) [PDF file - 115Kb]

Supportive care: specialist medicines

Tapentadol is used to treat pain that is difficult to control. The possible benefits of treatment vary; your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist will be happy to answer any questions you have about your treatment.

Going home with a temporary catheter

Many patients will go home with temporary catheter after surgery. Before you are discharged we will give you all of the catheter supplies that you need and explain how to care for your catheter. We will also arrange for a district nurse to contact you at home should you need additional support.

Thyroid cancer multi-disciplinary team (MDT)

Following your cancer diagnosis, the doctors looking after you have referred you to The Christie for consideration of further treatment. It is our job to consider all the relevant information and after discussion with you to recommend a plan of action for treatment.

Tubogram

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

The Christie mobile chemotherapy unit - Eccles

Providing chemotherapy closer to home

Temozolomide with radiotherapy

Please read this information sheet in conjunction with the leaflet 'Temozolomide with Concurrent Radiotherapy to the Brain followed by Temozolomide Monotherapy'. This information sheet is intended to provide additional information on how to take the tablets you have been prescribed.

The Complex and Recurrent Gynaecological Oncology Service - CAReGO [PDF file - 104kb]

The CAReGO service supports women with gynaecological cancers that are at an advanced stage. You may be referred to The CAReGO team for specialist support with managing your disease. We can help you at any time before, during or after anti-cancer treatment.

Transition from Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to The Christie

Moving away from the team you know at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital may be daunting. We hope that by involving you in the transition process, you will feel more confident and happier about the move.