Books and Information

A diagnosis of cancer can have far-reaching effects on patients, their familities and carers. It raises all sorts of questions, from the nature of the illness itself to how to claim benefits and research the latest treatments.  Even planning a holiday becomes more complicated as travel and holiday insurance are often affected. Our aim is to see that people have access to as much up-to-date and relevant information as they want.  

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We can help with information on:

  • Types of Cancer
  • Cancer Treatments
  • Local and National sources of support
  • Complementary Care
  • Finance including CAB sessions with an advisor
  • Travel
  • Diet
  • Relaxation
  • Hair Loss
  • Symptom Control
  • Talking to Children
  • Emotional Issues
  • Sexual Issues
  • Carers Issues
  • Hospice Care
  • Death & Dying
  • Bereavement



Some patients are keen to find out as much as they can about their illness, while others are wary of knowing too much, but research shows that giving patients the information they need can significantly reduce anxiety levels and help the treatment and recovery process. We hold a wide range of information including leaflets, books, videos and audio tapes (translations are also available for non-English speakers), which you are welcome to borrow for up to 3 weeks.

We also have internet access for researching special requests.  

Further Information

Please contact the Cancer Information Centre Co-ordinator.