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:

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Vaginal brachytherapy

This booklet is written for patients who are having vaginal brachytherapy after a hysterectomy for cancer of the womb. The doctor and/or nurse will discuss your treatment with you and explain anything you do not understand. Please share this booklet with your family and friends. They can have a role in helping you. It’s important that they feel well informed and understand what is happening. If you would
like more detailed information about your own treatment, please ask the staff.

Vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) [PDF file - 106KB]

Enterococci are a type of bacteria always found in the human body. All of us have this type of bacteria in our intestines (gut) and in some women they are also present in the vaginal area and the urinary tract. Enterococci are also often found in the environment.

Video Endoscopic Inguinal Lymph Node Dissection (VEILND) for penile cancer

Information sheet about VEILND which is a 'keyhole surgery' operation to remove a chain or group of lymph nodes, rather than a single lymph node, together with the surrounding body tissues in the groin).

Varicocele embolisation

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

Venting Gastrostomy Insertion

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