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.
All guides are available in English and most in French, Italian and Spanish. Many guides are also available in Dutch, Greek, Japanese, Polish, Romanian and Slovak. Several guides are available in Albanian, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Finnish, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Bahasa Indonesia, Korean, Latvian, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Thai, Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
Patient Guides by cancer type
Produced by ESMO, the guides translate complex medical information into a language understandable to patients. The medical information is based on the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines. Some guides for patients are produced together with the non-profit organisation Anticancer Fund. ESMO has also produced several Patient Guides in special issues relevant for patients regardless of the cancer type, such as the Guides for Patients on Survivorship, Immunotherapy-Related Side Effects and Their Management, Cancer Pain Management, Bone Health in Cancer, Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, and Personalised Medicine.
To enquire about permission to translate or support the distribution (in English or in a translated version) of the Patient Guides series, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org