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Booklets and factsheets

We publish a wide range of patient information, covering all aspects of bowel cancer: treatment, surgery, dietary advice and much more.

Our booklets and factsheets are used by most hospital colorectal departments and given to patients when they are newly diagnosed or at certain points throughout the course of their treatment.

 

You can request a hard copy to be sent by post or download a pdf from this website. All of our information is provided free of charge.

 

Our booklets and factsheets are accredited by The Information Standard . This means our information has undergone a rigorous assessment to check that it’s clear, accurate, balanced, evidence-based and up to date. If you have any questions or comments about our patient information or would like signposting to the evidence used to produce it, please email us.

 

The production and distribution of our publications has been made possible by educational grants from Merck, Servier, Sirtex and Olympus. The content was independently written and no company had editorial control.

 

Please note that the maximum order size is 20 patient booklets per title and 50 awareness leaflets per title. However, if you are an organisation requiring a larger quantity  please call 020 8973 0000 or  email us your order.

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Treating Metastases
Advanced Bowel Cancer: Treating Metastases V3.0

A detailed guide for bowel cancer patients who have secondary cancer in the liver, lungs or peritoneum. It covers the tests you may undergo, traditional and novel treatment options, both surgical and non-surgical, and clinical trials.

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Living Well Front Cover
Beyond Bowel Cancer: Living Well V4.0

Information and support for patients on life after bowel cancer treatment, including worries about the cancer coming back, follow-up care, emotions after treatment ends, disturbed sleep and fatigue, lifestyle choices, healthy eating and keeping active, changes in bowel habit, body image and intimate relationships.

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Your Operation
Bowel Cancer Surgery: Your Operation V8.0

Clear information on the different types of surgery that may be performed on bowel cancer patients and an introduction to stomas. There are also useful tips on preparing for a hospital stay and recovering at home.

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Treatment pathway V8.0
Bowel Cancer Treatment: Your Pathway V8.0

An in-depth booklet for bowel cancer patients starting treatment, including cancer staging, treatment flow charts for colon and rectal cancer, information on surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy drugs, as well as plenty of patient stories.

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Understanding Bowel Cancer: Detect & Diagnose V5.0
Detect & Diagnose: Understanding Bowel Cancer V6.0

Read about the symptoms of bowel cancer, national bowel screening programmes, high risk groups, bowel cancer in the family, talking to your GP, and the tests and investigations you may be offered.

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Eating-Well
Living With Bowel Cancer: Eating Well V8.0

Dietary advice specifically for bowel cancer patients following surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy. We explain low-fibre and low-residue diets, ways to boost your appetite, healthy eating, probiotics and plenty of tips from other patients.

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Patient Folder
Patient Information Folder

Designed for colorectal nurse specialists who give out patient information, these discreet, cardboard A5 folders are branded only on the inside.They are supplied flat-packed and are easy to assemble.

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Regaining Bowel Control V1.0

Regaining bowel control can be one of the biggest challenges that you face after surgery for bowel cancer. In this booklet we explain approaches you can take and the support available to you.

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Support for you leaflet cover
Support For You

An A5 leaflet which becomes an A3 poster. This is for hospitals to make bowel cancer patients and their families aware of Beating Bowel Cancer’s patient services, which complement hospital care.

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Anal-Cancer-Factsheet
Anal Cancer V6.0

No longer available as a hard copy, download only.

Bowel Control Exercises
Bowel Control Exercises V5.0
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Clinical-Trials-Factsheet
Clinical Trials V4.0

No longer available as a hard copy, download only.

Colonic-Stenting-Factsheet
Colonic Stenting V4.0

No longer available as a hard copy, download only.

Financial & Employment Support V5.0

No longer available as a hard copy, download only.

Managing Your Follow Up
Managing Your Follow-Up V2.0

No longer available as a hard copy, download only.

Palliative Care
Palliative Care V5.0

No longer available as a hard copy, download only.

Peripheral Neuropathy V3.0
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Practial Emotional Support
Practical & Emotional Support V5.0
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Returning Home V7.0

No longer available as a hard copy, download only.

Stoma Reversal V5.0
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A guide to bowel cancer
A quick guide to bowel cancer

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

A box of 30 credit card sized fold-up leaflets with an early diagnosis message. It explains the symptoms of bowel cancer and ways you can lower your personal risk. Each pack comes in a plastic box. Refills are also available.

A quick guide to bowel cancer cards
A quick guide to bowel cancer – refill

A refill pack of 50 credit card sized fold-up leaflets with an early diagnosis message. It explains the symptoms of bowel cancer and ways you can lower your personal risk.

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Understanding Bowel Cancer: Detect & Diagnose V5.0
Detect & Diagnose: Understanding Bowel Cancer V6.0

Read about the symptoms of bowel cancer, national bowel screening programmes, high risk groups, bowel cancer in the family, talking to your GP, and the tests and investigations you may be offered.

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Beating Bowel Cancer Symptoms Poster
Symptoms Posters

An A4 sized poster which lists the symptoms of bowel cancer.

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