All our documents are in pdf format and free for you to download but you will need Adobe acrobat reader on your computer. The information provided on these pages are designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her existing physician.
Title Description
Primary Amyloidosis (also called AL amyloidosis)
Primary Polycythemia
Waldenström’s disease
Marginal Zone Lymphoma
Follicular Lymphoma
Diffuse Large Cell Lymphoma
Cancer and Welfare Services

"Cancer and Welfare Services" is the second major work in the new 'Information from Cancer Support France' series. It is an adaptation of the original French text, "Démarches Sociale et Cancer" published by INCa. CSF is most grateful to INCa for giving us the right to make this adaptation. The book provides detailed guidance on how to access care at all stages of a cancer diagnosis, treatment and return to work.

Please be aware that information in this volume is subject to change as the law in France changes. We have tried to indicate where information may become out of date in the footnotes. We recommend that you always refer to the cancerinfo website for the most up-to-date information about cancer. The French edition is in the process of being up-dated. Once this has been done, we will amend our edition.

Cancer Treatment and Loss of Hair

This is an adaptation of the original French booklet " Traitements des cancers et chute des cheveux" published by The French National Cancer Institute (INCa).

In January 2011 INCa granted CSF the right to make English adaptations of two important French publications. This is the first document to be translated, and marks the beginning of an exciting partnership with the Cancer info platform. We are grateful to CSF Charente-Plus for their work in making this publication possible. 

After the funeral

This follows on from the previous booklet covering the procedures and formalities to follow after a death has occured.

Death and Dying in France

Written by Angela Clohessy this document gives you a practical guide to your options and the legal procedures in France when a death occurs.

A practical guide to consultation. treatment and hospital care

Written by Ivan Langley this booklet is based upon the personal experiences of a cancer patient and a cardiac patient. It is intended to help newcomers to deal with French health system.

Going to hospital

A very useful document produced by CPAM outlining what you have to do and how much you will have to pay when you are admitted to hospital. This is a short description describing what you have to do to make sure that you are covered.

Vocabulary for English speaking patients

This booklet has been prepared by members of the Anglican Chaplaincy of Aquitaine. It covers dental as well as medical treatment.

Words and phrases to help with medical teams

This vocabulary list was first published in Touchlines. Updated in April 2009, it may help you in a stressful situation when your French language skills have deserted you.

Diagnosis and beyond

This is the English translation of La Dispositif d’annonce (Diagnosis and beyond) translated by Dr Marian Green. The original document was produced by La Ligue Contre le Cancer. It explains what should happen once a cancer has been diagnosed. Cancerology centres around the country are gradually implementing the proposals 

Your social security, insurance benefits and healthcare rights in the European Economic Area

This document was produced by the Department of Work and Pensions and explains the European Community Regulations on social security.

Bilingual Healthcare handbook

This edition was published in April 2006. It covers topics such as how to receive healthcare in France, how to look after your health, legal and social assistance as well as practical advice.

Reduce the Risk

This booklet is published by Cancer Research UK. It explains what symptoms women should look out for and why it is important to get these symptoms checked out by a doctor.

Audio books

We have a library of listening books in English on tape or CD which we will lend free of charge to anyone in hospital. Click on the button to download the catalogue.