Around 31 texts from nine sources were subjected to a CA. These texts were categorised according to type, content, tone and presentation and described in tabular and narrative form. Three main observations were made about the texts: they are focused primarily on provision of medical information; that quality of life issues are peripheral within them; and that they are sometimes confused about their intended audience (and, therefore, their purpose). We do not know enough about what other information (in verbal form, written, electronic) is given to patients at the point of diagnosis. It is possible that the texts used here are provided to patients with other documents, Patients may also be accessing the Internet for help and advice. Information garnered this way may be used to complement the information leaflets described here.