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Salivary gland cancer reading list

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This page gives details of a selection of books and leaflets that may be useful if you’ve had salivary gland 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.

Brenda's easy to swallow cook book
Available from the Mouth Cancer Foundation

Produced by a patient, Brenda Brady, and her husband in association with the Mouth Cancer Foundation. The book has tips for anyone who has difficulty chewing and swallowing food. It contains 40 pages of recipes and tips, from various people. Contributors include fellow patients and celebrity chefs Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein, Antony Worrall Thompson and Phil Vickery.

Coping with Chemotherapy
Dr Terry Priestman
Sheldon Press, 2009
ISBN 184 709080X

Gives information about chemotherapy, its side effects, and how to cope with them. Also discusses the effect of chemotherapy on everyday life, including tiredness, sex life and fertility, social life, work, holidays, exercise and diet.

Coping with Radiotherapy
Dr Terry Priestman
Sheldon Press, 2007
ISBN 9 780 859 699990

Gives information about radiotherapy, its side effects, and how to cope with them. Also discusses the effect of radiotherapy on everyday life, including social life, work, travel, exercise and diet.

The Cancer Survivor's handbook
Terry Priestman
Sheldon Press, 2009
ISBN 978 184709 0485

This handbook deals frankly and sensitively with the issues of cure, follow up, treatment side effects and recurrence. It looks at the support available to people who have finished their treatment.


Booklets and leaflets from Cancer Research UK

Mouth cancer – how to reduce your risk and detect it early
This leaflet contains information about the signs, symptoms and causes of mouth cancer and how you can reduce your risk of the disease. You can order this mouth cancer leaflet online or ring our leaflet enquiry line on 020 469 8333.


Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

From Macmillan Cancer Support

  • Understanding cancer of the head and neck (also on audiotape)
  • Eating well after cancer treatment (also on audiotape)
  • Day to day life with advanced cancer (also on audiotape)
  • Controlling cancer pain (also on audiotape)
  • Controlling symptoms of cancer (also on audiotape)
  • Lost for words – how to talk to someone with cancer
  • Sexuality and cancer (also on audiotape)
  • Understanding chemotherapy (also on audiotape)
  • Understanding radiotherapy (also on audiotape)
  • Coping with hair loss (also on audiotape)
  • Coping with fatigue (also on audiotape)
  • Understanding clinical trials
  • The emotional effects of cancer (also on audiotape)
  • What do I tell the children – a guide for a parent with cancer
  • Talking about your cancer (also on audiotape)
  • Adjusting to life after cancer treatment (also on audiotape)

From the Royal Marsden Hospital Trust

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Clinical trials
  • Your operation and anaesthetic

These booklets can be downloaded from the Royal Marsden website, or you can request them by calling freephone 0800 783 7176, or send an email to


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Updated: 3 July 2014