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Cancer research UK estimate that more than one
in three people in the UK will develop "some form of cancer"
during their lifetime. The experience of cancer is about more than
just the physical effects of the disease and its treatment. There
are emotional effects too, such as feelings of fear, anger, sadness
or depression and these are quite normal.
In partnership with Kent and Medway Cancer Network and Medway
Libraries, Macmillan Cancer
Support has selected and provided a list of titles for
local people living with cancer, their families and friends to help
with these feelings.
Find out more about the Macmillan Cancer booklist on the
Macmillan collection page where you can
view the booklist and, download the list of Macmillan Cancer Support
publications. The list includes books for carers, children and parents.
All the books, DVDs and CDs on this list are available to borrow
and can be reserved and collected from any Medway library. If the title is not
available at your local library, it can be delivered to any Medway
library of your choice. You can arrange this by contacting your
local library or by using the online library
The leaflets and booklets are available for reference only in
Community Hub, Strood and Rainham libraries but you can order your own
copies of these free of charge. The contact details for the
organisation that produces the leaflet should be noted on the
leaflet itself. If you are unsure of how to order a copy, please
ask a member of staff.
The books can
help collection includes a selection of titles that may help
with the emotional effects of cancer and its treatment.
For more information and support
The Macmillan Cancer Information and
Support Service at Medway NHS Foundation Trust provides a
confidential, drop-in service for anyone affected by
cancer. The service is able to provide:
- literature on all aspects of living with and beyond
- internet access to guide people to appropriate information
- the opportunity to talk to someone;
- over-the-telephone information and support for those not able
to access the service in person.
The service is based in Galton Day Unit (Brown Zone Level 1) and
is open on Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. For more information,
please phone 01634 830000, extension
Are you caring for someone with cancer?
Information about library services and further support is
available on the library website for carers.
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