British Sign Language (BSL) videos

Our British Sign Language cancer information videos are here to help you understand and cope with cancer. They cover what cancer is, signs and symptoms of cancer, what to expect if you are diagnosed, living with cancer, diet and cancer, coping with side effects, and cancer treatments.

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

Introduction to financial support available

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.

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.

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