Macmillan Patient Information
Macmillan Cancer Support produce a wealth of information and literature about different cancers and the impact of cancer on your daily life. Information is also available in different languages and other formats such as CDs and easy read booklets.
In this section we have links to some of the most common booklets taken from our Macmillan Information Centres and information pods around the hospitals. The booklets below include some cancer types, as well as booklets about helping with the cost of cancer , eating problems, fatigue, managing emotions etc. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and we are very happy to find additional information booklets for you and to send these to you by post or email.
If you would like us to send you additional information that is not listed below, or in other languages and formats, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01484 343614 or 01422 222709.
You can also look at the Macmillan Cancer Support website for further information and support https://www.macmillan.org.uk/cancer-information-and-support
Patient information booklets
Please see below a list of patient information booklets from Macmillan. Click the relevant text which will open the information in a new webpage.
Accessing information in different languages
Be There for Someone Facing Cancer
A Guide for Young People Caring for Someone With Cancer
Are You Worried About Breast Cancer
Are You Worried About Ovarian Cancer
Having Tests for Prostate Cancer
The Cancer Guide for Young People
Understanding different cancers and treatments
Understanding Pancreatic Cancer
Understanding Head and Neck Cancers
Understanding Hodgkin Lymphoma
Understanding Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Understanding Secondary Breast Cancer
Understanding Testicular Cancer
Understanding Advanced Melanoma
Understanding Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
Living with and beyond Cancer
Worrying About Cancer Coming Back
Your Support and Follow up Care
Cancer and complementary therapies
Managing Weight Gain after Cancer Treatment
Recipes for People Affected by Cancer
Hair Loss Services
Wig Fitting Service
This service is provided by a trained hairdresser. The service is available at Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. Referral by Consultant only using telephone and follow-up fax referral form.
Address: Hospital Appliances and Orthotics Services
Tel/Fax: 01484 34 ext 7089 / 2402
Headstrong – (Hair Loss Service)
This service is open to people with all types of cancer and offers information and support on hair loss caused by cancer treatment.
Learn how to tie scarves and try on hats and hair pieces. This is a free private appointment with a trained volunteer offered alternate Wednesdays at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and alternate Fridays at the Calderdale Royal Hospital. It is recommended that this service and the wig fitting service are used together.
Tel: To book an appointment please call 01422 222700 or or 01484 343600
For further information regarding the referral process for each of the services please contact the Information Centre on 01422 222709.