Cancer patient information leaflets

 

Cancer

This page lists our cancer patient leaflets by title. Use the A-Z below to find the leaflets relevant to you. 

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Most of our cancer-related leaflets are accredited with the Information Standard, which ensures that they are clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up to date. These leaflets have the Information Standard logo on the back.

To view all of Guy's and St Thomas' patient information leaflets, visit the patients and visitors section.

elective (planned) tracheostomy for adults

Description:
This leaflet has been given to you to help answer some of the questions you may have about having an elective tracheostomy. It explains the benefits, risks and alternatives to the procedure, as well as what to expect when you come to hospital.

Enema - Giving an enema before dynamic prostate brachytherapy

Description:
This leaflet provides information about why an enama is needed before brachytherapy and how to use a phosphate enema to prepare for your surgery.

EUA cystoscopy

Description:
This leaflet is for women who have been diagnosed with cervical cancer and now need an examination under anaesthetic (EUA) and cystoscopy. The leaflet should answer any questions you have about what an EUA and cystoscopy is, what happens during this procedure and why your doctor has recommended this for you.

Exercises and advice for patients recovering from head and neck surgery

Description:
This leaflet provides exercises and advice for patients who have had surgery for conditions affecting their mouth, jaw, face and/or neck.

Forehead flap reconstruction

Description:
This leaflet explains more about forehead flap reconstruction to repair a wound on your nose. It explains the benefits, risks, any alternatives to the procedure and what you can expect when you come to hospital.

Gemcitabine treatment

Description:
Information leaflet on gemcitabine given to treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

Gordon Survivorship Walking Group

Description:
This leaflet explains more about the walking group organised by Gordon Survivorship. The group is for people who are undergoing cancer treatment or have completed treatment.

Having a radiotherapy planning CT scan with contrast

Description:
The aim of this leaflet is to help answer some of the questions you may have about having a radiotherapy planning CT (computerised tomography) scan with contrast

Head and neck surgery - Physiotherapy for recovering patients

Description:
This information sheet is for patients who have had surgery for conditions affecting their mouth, jaw, face and/or neck. It tells you how physiotherapy can help you recover from your operation.

Hot flushes - Managing hot flushes

Description:
This leaflet provides information for men on hormone deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.
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To view all of Guy's and St Thomas' patient information leaflets, visit the patients and visitors section.