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Womb cancer reading list

Women discussing womb cancer

This page gives details of a selection of books and factsheets about womb 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.

Cancer Of The Uterus: Causes, Symptoms, Signs, Diagnosis, Treatments, Stages Of Cancer of the Uterus  
US Department of Health and Human Service, National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute, Editor S.Smith
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Revised edition (8 Feb 2012)
ISBN-13: 978-1470043353

A comprehensive book about all aspects of womb cancer written for patients and for family and friends. This is an American book and therefore aspects of treatment and care may differ from the UK.

The Gynaecological Cancer Guide: Sex, sanity and 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, vaginal repair and surgery for stress incontinence
Sally Haslett, Molly Jennings, Hilary Walsgrove and Wendy Weatheritt
Beaconsfield Pubs Ltd, 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0906584620

A practical guide with information about the different types of hysterectomy operation. Tells you how to prepare for your operation and what to expect when you are recovering.

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.

HRT Everything you need to know to untangle the controversy, understand your options and make your own choices
Tara Parker Pope 
Rochdale International Ltd 2007
ISBN-13: 978-1905744107

An American book aimed at helping to clear up some of the confusion around HRT.

Woman's Health Manual: a practical guide to women's health for men
Dr Ian Banks
Haynes; 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1844258505

A practical guide to all aspects of women's health, written for men to help them understand and support the women in their lives.


Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

This booklet can be downloaded from the Hysterectomy Association

Hysterectomy: the basics

The following publications can be ordered from Macmillan Cancer Support. Many of these are also available on audio CD.

Coping with advanced cancer 
Coping with hair loss 
Controlling cancer pain
Controlling the symptoms of cancer 
Diet and cancer 
Lost for words – how to talk to someone with cancer
Pelvic radiotherapy in women: possible late effects 
Sexuality and cancer 
Talking about your cancer 
Talking to children when an adult has cancer 
Understanding womb (endometrial) cancer 
Understanding cancer research trials (clinical trials)
Understanding chemotherapy
Understanding radiotherapy 

The following publications can be downloaded from the Royal Marsden Hospital Trust

Clinical trials
Your operation and anaesthetic


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Updated: 14 October 2014