Cancer Patient Guides in English

Guides for Patients are designed to assist patients, their relatives and caregivers to better understand the nature of different types of cancer and evaluate the best available treatment choices.

Patient Guides by types of cancer

Produced by ESMO these guides translate complex medical information into a language understandable to patients. The medical information is based on the  ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines, which are designed to guide medical oncologists in the diagnosis, follow-up and treatment in different cancer types and conditions.

Cancer Patient Guides in English

Patient Guides can be downloaded or saved into your own library.

Acute Myeloblastic Leukaemia
Bladder Cancer
Bone Sarcomas
Breast Cancer
Cervical Cancer
Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
Colorectal Cancer
Endometrial Cancer
Follicular Lymphoma
Head and Neck Cancers
Liver Cancer
Multiple Myeloma
Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer
Oesophageal Cancer
Ovarian Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Soft Tissue Sarcomas
Stomach Cancer
Testicular Cancer

Personalised Medicine Guide for Patients

Personalised medicine is the future of cancer medicine.  In this guideproduced by ESMO, we provided an overview on governing principles, illustrating them through examples of personalised medicine approaches in several tumour types.

Patient Guides on Survivorship

Survivorship is a unique and ongoing experience, which is different for each person and those close to them. A key to survivorship is to regain, as far as possible, the important aspects of life before cancer, and to find new pathways to a satisfactory life going forward. The  Patient Guide on Survivorship is created by ESMO and ECPC in collaboration with IPOS.

Patient Guide on Immunotherapy-Related Side Effects and Their Management

This patient guide contains information on side effects associated with modern immunotherapies, known as checkpoint inhibitors, how your oncology team will manage these symptoms, and a few strategies you can use yourself to minimise their effects.

Patient Guide on Cancer Pain Management

Patients with cancer commonly experience pain due to the cancer itself, the cancer treatment, or a combination of both. This patient guide provides up-to-date guidance on the types of treatments for cancer pain and any possible side effects of its treatment. Find out more here.