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Ovarian cancer reading list

Women discussing ovarian cancer

This page gives details of a selection of books and leaflets about ovarian cancer. There is information about


Books from libraries, bookshops or online booksellers

You can find a list of books about cancer, treatments, and living with cancer on our general reading list.

The Gynaecological Cancer Guide: Sex, sanity & survival
M Heffernan and M Quinn
Michelle Anderson Publishing, 2003
ISBN 0855723327

An American book that deals with all aspects of gynaecological cancer. Gives concise information alongside women's own stories about their experiences.

Hysterectomy: what it is and how to cope with it successfully
Suzie Hayman
Sheldon, 2002
ISBN 085969870X

A straightforward book dealing with the physical and emotional results of hysterectomy. It covers the operation and how to recover from it. Written without medical jargon.

Coping with menopause

50 things you can do today to manage the menopause
Wendy Green
Summersdale 2009
ISBN 1840247207

With a foreword by a menopause specialist nurse, this book focuses on 'normal' menopause and ways of managing its effects.

The menopause and HRT
Kathy Abernethy
Bailliere Tindall, 2002
ISBN 0702026352

Covers the early and long term symptoms of menopause, as well as how to manage them with HRT or with non hormonal methods.

The premature menopause book
Kathryn Petras
Avon Books 2000
ISBN 0380805413

A book aimed at women in their 20's and 30's having an early menopause.


Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

From Macmillan Cancer Support

Coping with advanced cancer
Controlling cancer pain (also on CD)
Coping with hair loss (also on CD)
Healthy eating and cancer
Lost for words - how to talk to someone with cancer (also on CD)
Sexuality and cancer
Talking about your cancer
Talking to children and teenagers when an adult has cancer (also on CD)
Understanding cancer of the ovary (also on CD)
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
Understanding chemotherapy (also on CD)
Understanding radiotherapy (also on CD)

From Ovacome

Borderline ovarian tumours
Ovarian cancer and your sexuality
If your bowel is blocked
Clear cell carcinoma of the ovary
Rare ovarian tumours

From Target Ovarian Cancer

What Happens Next? A guide for women with a recent diagnosis of ovarian cancer
Back Here Again: A guide for women whose cancer has come back
Looking After Me: A guide for women with advanced or terminal ovarian cancer


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Updated: 27 April 2016