Find out about this type of cancer, also known as bowel cancer
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.
Radiotherapy can result in a dry, sore and swollen throat. Radiation to the larynx will affect your vocal cords, producing changes to your voice.
When you have an appointment or come for treatment at the Christie, we ask you to give us information about yourself. We keep this information, together with details of your care, because we will need it if we see you again.
This is a general leaflet for all patients and carers to help answer questions about CPR.
The aim of this booklet is to provide information on the care and support available for those approaching end of life.
This booklet contains information about central venous catheters (CVC). These are sometimes called long lines, Hickman® catheters or similar types of central lines. The first part of the booklet describes what they are and how they are put in.
We hope that you and your family will find this booklet a useful guide to chemotherapy. It will not answer every question about your treatment, nor is it intended as a substitute for discussion with the doctors and nursing staff.
The urology nursing service provides “key workers” for patients who are referred to The Christie for treatment.
Opened in 2010, the clinical trials unit provides a designated National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Facility for experimental medicines.
This examination is used to find out how long it takes for food to pass through your colon
(large bowel). You will have 6 capsules to take over 3 consecutive days as explained in this leaflet.
Contrast dye is injected through a tube and series of x-rays are performed to examine your lower bowel.
Information card for patients and doctors warning about signs and symptoms of neutropenic sepsis and importance of using Christie Hotline
Information about The Christie specialist colorectal support service. They are a team of highly qualified and experienced nurses and a radiographer who have specialist knowledge and skills in the care and support of patients with bowel cancer.
Information for patients about taking Carbimazole and Propylthiouracil to control the over activity of your thyroid gland (thyrotoxicosis).
This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about Cyclophosphamide which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma.
This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about the treatment CTD1 which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma. This treatment consists of three tablets: cyclophosphamide, thalidomide and dexamethasone and is given in in cycles lasting 21 days (up to a maximum of six cycles).
This leaflet is a guide for patients and their families about the treatment CTD2 which your doctor has prescribed for you as part of your treatment for myeloma. This treatment consists of three tablets: cyclophosphamide, thalidomide and dexamethasone and is given in in cycles lasting 28 days (up to a maximum of six cycles).
It is very important that you read this booklet. If you need further information please do not hesitate to contact the department – you will find a phone number at the end of this booklet. Your doctor or nurse practitioner has recommended that you need a colonoscopy. This is a procedure to look at the lining of your large bowel.
This leaflet explains what happens when you come for a CT (computed tomography) scan. This is sometimes called a CAT Scan (computerised axial tomographic scan). The scanner is like a ring with a large hole, it is not an enclosed tunnel. The patient lies on the table which moves through this hole.
At The Christie, we welcome any feedback that you can give us – good or bad – about any aspect of your contact with the hospital. We need to know if we are not providing you or your relative or friend with a good service. We also like to know when we are getting things right. This leaflet explains how you can let us know what you think.
At The Christie we are keen to improve the quality of the service we give to our patients. The comment form allows you to let us know what needs improving and to tell us what you like about the hospital.
At The Christie we are always trying to find better ways to help you.
At The Christie we like to know whether you are happy or unhappy with your time at the hospital.
This leaflet describes cervical lymph node dissection or clearance. This means removing the lymph nodes or glands from one or both sides of the neck. It is major surgery and is carried out under a general anaesthetic.
Cystectomy is the medical term for the removal of the bladder. This leaflet explains what a cystectomy involves, what happens during the operation, possible side effects and after care.
Cystectomy is the medical term for the removal of the bladder and prostate gland. This leaflet explains what a cystectomy involves, what happens during the operation, possible side effects and after care.
A guide explaining what pancreatic enzymes (Creon) are, the benefits and how to take the medication.
This leaflet explains about cancer of the appendix and treatment by the Pseudomyxoma Tumour Service at The Christie.
This leaflet gives you information about CT colonography. This is a test to look inside your abdomen and bowels for any abnormality.
This leaflet contains information to guide patients through each stage of the stem cell collection or bone marrow collection process.
This leaflet gives information about when and where complementary therapy drop-in sessions are held, and what therapies are available.
Your doctor has recommended that you have a Coristol day curve to check how much cortisol your body is producing.
Information describing the causes, tests, staging and treatment options for cancer of the penis
Leaflet describing the cardiac scan, preparation, what it is and what the scan is like.
Information sheet explaining the reasons for having a circumcision, the risks, and description of the procedure.
Information sheet explaining what happens when women having treatment for breast cancer are offered a referral to the fertility service.
Information for colo-rectal patients about treatment when the disease has spread to the abdomen: the treatment involves surgery and intraperitoneal chemotherapy.
Short leaflet about changes to the pharmacy service.
This leaflet gives information about the lymphoma multi-disciplinary team (MDT for short). This is a team of healthcare professionals with the necessary skills to diagnose and treat lymphoma.
Information sheet describing what carcinoma in situ means and describing the possible treatments.
Leaflet explaining what this infection is and how it is treated.
The information describes the procedure for having a cordotomy which is a specialised type of nerve block.
This is a specialised type of nerve block. The procedure is described and the advantages and disadvantages.
Chemo-radiotherapy to the head and neck: swallowing difficulties.
This leaflet provides guidelines on collecting a saliva sample.