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Resources and books

Find out about organisations, support groups, books, videos and other resources to help you cope with penile cancer and treatment. 

Cancer Research UK information and support

Cancer Research UK is the largest cancer research organisation in the world outside the USA. We fund research on all aspects of cancer from its causes to prevention and treatment.

We are committed to producing high quality information for people affected by cancer.  As well as looking at the information on this website you can call our nurse freephone helpline on 0808 800 4040. They are available from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Or you can send us a question online.

Cancer Chat is our online forum where you can share experiences.

General support organisations and sites

Macmillan Cancer Support is a charity that gives practical, medical and financial support to people with cancer in the UK. Its helpline gives guidance on cancer and advice on benefits. It also publishes booklets about cancer and treatments. Information is available in other languages.

Freephone: 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week, 8am to 8pm)
Contact email form

The Bladder and Bowel Community supports and connects people living with bladder and bowel disorders. Their confidential telephone helpline gives help in 10 languages. They can also advise you on stoma products.

The community can give you a Just Can't Wait toilet card. This gives you quick access to toilets when you're out and about in shops, cafes, pubs and so on.

The community was previously called the Bladder and Bowel Foundation.

Helpline: 0800 031 5412
Tel: 01926 357 220

Phone: 020 7250 8181 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4pm)

National disability organisation. Formed in January 2012 through a merger of Disability Alliance, RADAR (Royal Association for Disability Rights) and National Centres for Independent Living. They provide a number of helplines for a variety of issues.

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

Dr Ian Banks
J H Haynes & Co Ltd, 2004
ISBN 978-1844251582

Written by a doctor, the Haynes Cancer manual is an optimistic book, featuring hints and tips for a healthy lifestyle as well as easy to understand information on all cancers affecting men.

A Ko, E Rosenbaum and M Dollinger
Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2009
ISBN 9780740786310

The author and contributors of this book are all American cancer specialists. The book covers how cancer is diagnosed, treated and managed day to day.

Leslie R Schover
Wiley, 1997
ISBN 047 118 1943

This book has information on sexuality and fertility problems after cancer, and cancer treatment. It covers the physical and emotional effects of cancer offering some helpful, practical solutions to problems.

Booklets and factsheets from other organisations

Booklets from Macmillan Cancer Support

Diet and cancer (also on audiotape and CD)
Coping with advanced cancer
Controlling cancer pain (also on CD)
Sexuality and cancer
Understanding chemotherapy (also on CD)
Understanding radiotherapy (also on CD)

Information and help