British Sign Language (BSL) videos

These videos give an introduction to cancer, what it is, common cancer symptoms and what to expect if you are diagnosed. There is also more detailed information on the main cancer treatments.

Introduction to cancer and where to get support

What is cancer?

This BSL video explains what cancer is and how our lymphatic system works.

Common cancers and reducing your risk

This BSL video is about common cancers in men and women and what you can do to reduce your risk of getting cancer.

Common cancer symptoms

This BSL video explains what symptoms are and things to watch out for.

What to expect if you have been diagnosed with cancer

This BSL explains what may happen next if you are diagnosed with cancer and what your treatment options are.

Where to get support if you have been diagnosed with cancer

This BSL video explains the different support you can get if you have been diagnosed with cancer.

More detailed information on treatments

Radiotherapy playlist

This BSL playlist has 11 videos about radiotherapy, including an introduction to radiotherapy, different types of radiotherapy and side effects.

Chemotherapy playlist

This BSL playlist has 6 videos about chemotherapy, including an introduction, how chemotherapy is given, side effects, and how chemotherapy can affect your life.

Surgery playlist

This BSL playlist has 7 videos about surgery, including an introduction, why you might have surgery, and what will happen before and after your operation.

Living with cancer

How to get financial help

A welfare rights adviser explains the various forms of financial help that might be available to people affected by cancer.

Living with bowel cancer

Eileen describes her experience of living with colon cancer and how she recovered after surgery.

Living with advanced cancer

Amanda explains her experiences of living with advanced breast cancer.

Coping with cancer and hearing loss

Gwen, who is deaf, explains her experience and the difficulties she faced when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

More videos about cancer and additional disabilities

Coping with cancer and hearing loss

Gwen, who is deaf, explains her experience and the difficulties she faced when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

More videos about cancer and additional disabilities

Causes and risk factors

How diet can help reduce your risk of cancer

Macmillan Specialist Dietician Helen Kennedy explains how a healthy diet can reduce your risk of cancer and help if you're having treatment.

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References and thanks

We would like to thank everyone at Reading Deaf Centre, Deaf Connexions and the Deafness Support Network in Chester for giving their feedback on our videos and helping us develop them. And thanks to Flashing Lights Media (now part of Remark!) for producing the videos. We would also like to thank Ramon Wolf at Drip Media, who produced our more detailed treatment videos, and Julie Dwyer, Pam Brightwell, Dennis Kemble, Nigel Tennikoon and Sue Moore from Deaf Connexions who reviewed them.