Publications

Our publications provide reliable information in plain language on a range of topics, such as understanding your cancer diagnosis, types of cancer treatments, ways to reduce your cancer risk and living with cancer.

All publications are available in English and French and some are also available in Chinese.

Publications are available online or you can order copies of certain titles through our Cancer Information Helpline at 1-888-939-3333 (toll-free) or info@cancer.ca.

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Our publications

A brochure called Liver Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first steps in learning about liver cancer.
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Melanoma: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about Melanoma.
A brochure called Kidney Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
Kidney Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about kidney cancer.
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Exercises after breast surgery
This booklet provides a series of exercises to do after breast cancer surgery.
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Bladder Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about bladder cancer.
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Sex Intimacy and Cancer
This booklet can help people with cancer understand and deal with the ways that cancer and its treatment may affect their sexuality. Sexual partners may also find it helpful. (Revised: May 2019)
A woman is being shown a chart by her doctor
Radiation Therapy: A guide for people with cancer
This booklet was written for people who’ve been diagnosed with cancer and are about to start radiation therapy.
(Revised: May 2019)
A brochure called Life after Cancer Treatment
Life after cancer treatment
This booklet will help you prepare for life after cancer treatment – what some people call “the new normal.” (Revised May 2019)
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Non-melanoma Skin Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about non-melanoma skin cancer. (Revised: November 2019)
A brochure called Laryngeal cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
Laryngeal Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about laryngeal cancer. (Revised November 2019)
A brochure called Lung Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
Lung Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about lung cancer. (Revised: November 2019)
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Colorectal Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first steps in learning about colorectal cancer. (Revised: July 2019)
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Cervical Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first steps in learning about cervical cancer. (Revised: July 2019)
Two women sit with their backs to the viewer, one has her arms wrapped around the other
Understanding Treatment for Breast Cancer
This booklet was written to help you understand the different ways to treat breast cancer with surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy. (Revised: July 2019)
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Ovarian Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about ovarian cancer. (Revised: July 2019)
My Journey booklet cover page
My Journey Series
The My Journey series includes two booklets for Inuit living with cancer. Book 1 has information about cancer, and Book 2 has space to write about your personal cancer journey. These booklets are also available in 3 regional dialects of Inuktitut.
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Coping When You Have Cancer
The booklet is for people who are newly diagnosed or in active treatment for cancer. (Revised: May 2019)
Take the Next Steps to Finding Cancer Early is written on a blue background
Take the next steps to finding cancer early
This bilingual pocket-sized product encourages you to know what is normal for your body and to see your doctor if you notice any early signs of cancer. (Revised: July 2019)