Patient booklets

These booklets cover various aspects of cancer and cancer treatments.

If you can't find what you're looking for you can contact the specialist nurses at our cancer information centre. The centre offers a free confidential service for anyone affected by cancer. Call 0161 446 8100.

*Please note there has been a change in prescription fees since some of our booklets were published.

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Department of nutrition and dietetics - A guide for inpatients


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

Dietetic and speech therapy services in head and neck cancer care

As part of your treatment journey for cancer to the head and neck, you will come across many healthcare professionals at various stages.

Discharge information (Gynaecology)

Information for gynae patients discharged after follow-up giving symptoms to look out for and who to contact for help.

Driving when you are taking strong pain-killers and other sedating medicines

This leaflet gives details of which medications prescribed or bought over the counter can make you feel drowsy.

Dietary advice and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP)

This booklet is for patients with pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP). A common problem caused by PMP is a change in bowel habit due to the disease pressing on the bowel which can prevent the absorption of food.  You may need to change your diet to make sure you are getting sufficient nutrition.

Donating bone marrow or peripheral blood stem cells

This booklet has been written for relatives who are potential bone marrow or stem cell donors to guide you through each stage of the donation process.

Dexamethasone suppression test

Your doctor has recommended that you have a dexamethasone suppression test to determine whether your body is producing too much of the hormone cortisol.

Day-to-day pathway for CPOC patients 

Information for patients to describe the day to day routine when admitted for surgery for a peritoneal tumour

Discharge information following the Enhanced Recovery Programme (ERP)

Discharge information following the Enhanced Recovery Programme

Denervation procedures

Information sheet describing the procedure, what happens on the day of treatment and the side effects.

Dermatofibrosarcoma Protruberans (DFSP)

Information sheet explaining what DFSP is and how it is treated.

Dietary advice: reducing bowel gas during radiotherapy

Advice to patients on how to reduce gas in the bowel during treatment with radiotherapy and a diary chart to complete.

Discharge advice for patients who have had an epidural analgesia

Advice to patients who have had an epidural analgesia and what to do if they have any problems after discharge.

Dietary advice: reducing diarrhoea during radiotherapy

Advice to patients on how to cope with diarrhoea during treatment with diarrhoea and a diary chart to complete.