Cervical cancer reading list
This page gives details of a selection of books and leaflets about cervical cancer. There is information about
You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list.
Keeping Healthy Down Below
Sheila Hollins and Jacki Downer. Illustrated by Beth Webb
The book is designed to help prepare women with learning disabilities who want to go for a smear test. It addresses issues such as whether or not to have a smear test, what actually happens when you do have one, getting your test results and health education. It also looks at the emotions you may have about having a smear test. To obtain a copy of this book go to the Beyond Words website.
Preventing Cervical Cancer: What Every Woman Should Know
Altman Publishing, 2007
Women's Health - The practical guide to women's health, for men
Dr Ian Banks
J H Haynes & Co Ltd, 2009
A practical guide to all aspects of women's health, written for men.
Having a Smear Test
This is a picture leaflet for women with a learning disability to tell them about having a smear test and where to get more information. You can read or download this leaflet in PDF format on the NHS website.
From Macmillan Cancer Support
Controlling cancer pain (also on audiotape and CD)
Coping with advanced cancer (also on audiotape and CD)
Coping with hair loss (also on audiotape)
Diet and cancer (also on audiotape)
Lost for words - how to talk to someone with cancer
Pelvic radiotherapy in women: possible late effects (produced in partnership with Cancer Research UK)
Sexuality and cancer (also on audiotape)
Talking about your cancer (also on audiotape and CD)
Talking to children about cancer (also on audiotape and CD)
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
Understanding cervical cancer (also on audiotape and CD)
Understanding cervical screening (also on audiotape)
Understanding chemotherapy (also on audiotape)
Understanding radiotherapy (also on audiotape and CD)
Booklets available from the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.
Your operation and anaesthetic
These booklets can be downloaded from the Royal Marsden website, or you can order them by calling freephone 0800 783 7176.
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