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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High dose rate prostate brachytherapy as monotherapy

Your oncologist or specialist doctor has recommended that you may benefit from high dose rate brachytherapy (HDR). This information booklet aims to tell you about this treatment.


Information for patients about Hypothyroidism when the body fails to produce enough of the thyroid hormone, thyroxine.  Thyroxine is produced by the thyroid gland in the neck and keeps all bodily functions occurring at the correct rate.

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy HIPEC

Intraoperative chemotherapy is chemotherapy given into the abdomen during surgery.  Post-operative intraperitoneal chemotherapy is chemotherapy given into the abdomen after surgery.  This information sheet describes your treatment and answers commonly asked questions.

Hysterectomy for endometrial cancer

This booklet has been written to help answer some of the questions you may have about surgery for endometrial cancer. If you have recently been diagnosed with endometrial cancer (cancer of the lining of the womb), it is normal to experience a wide range of emotions.

HTU & Myeloma:  Supportive Medications

This leaflet explains about supportive 'preventative' medications myeloma patients may be given alongside their chemotherapy.

High dose rate prostate brachytherapy (HDR)

A booklet explaining the use of high dose rate prostate brachytherapy for prostate cancer treatment.

Hydrocortisone day curve

Your doctor has recommended that you have a hydrocortisone day curve to check if you are taking the right dose of steroid replacement.

HIV testing at The Christie

Information about HIV testing, why it is needed and how the test is taken.


Information sheet describing hemianopia which is the loss of part of the field of on the same side in both eyes.

The Haematology Multi-disciplinary team

Leaflet describing the role of the MDT and the members of the team.

Where to get help

People coping with cancer are not always aware of the many helpful services they can call on. This booklet tells you what sort of help there is at The Christie and in your local area.