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

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Esophageal Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about esophageal cancer. (Revised: November 2019)
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When your child has cancer
This booklet is for the parents and caregivers of children with cancer, but other members of the family or close friends may also find it helpful.
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Questions to ask when you have cancer
This booklet will help you in treatment keep track of important information such as test results, treatment cycles and side effects to report. It also suggests some questions to ask the healthcare team. (Revised: July 2019)
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Testicular Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
This publication gives you introductory information on understanding your diagnosis of testicular cancer. (Revised: July 2019)
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Uterine Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
This publication gives you introductory information on understanding your diagnosis of uterine cancer. (Revised: July 2019)
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Bone Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about bone cancer. (Revised: May 2019)
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Chemotherapy and Other Drug Therapies
This booklet was written to help you understand the different kinds of drug therapies used to treat cancer. Drug therapies – or treatments – include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and targeted therapy. (Revised: May 2019)
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Listen First: And 9 other ways to support someone with cancer
This brochure offers a checklist of ideas and ways to support someone with cancer. (Revised May 2019)
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Pancreatic Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about pancreatic cancer. (Revised: May 2019)
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Brain Tumours: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about primary malignant brain tumours (cancer that starts in the brain).
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Mesothelioma: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about Mesothelioma. (Revised: May 2019)

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Multiple Myeloma: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about multiple myeloma. (Revised: May 2019)
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Should I get screened for prostate cancer?
What you should know about the PSA test
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Stomach Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about stomach cancer. (Revised: November 2016)
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Oral Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about oral cancer. (Revised: November 2016)
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Breast cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first steps in learning about breast cancer. (Revised: May 2019)
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Leukemia: Understanding your diagnosis

The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about leukemia. (Revised May 2019)
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Thyroid Cancer: Understanding your diagnosis
The introductory information in this brochure can help you and your family take the first step in learning about thyroid cancer. (Revised: May 2019)