If something in your body doesn’t feel right, contact your GP practice. To rule out cancer, your GP may refer you for tests.
Welcome to Cancer Matters Wessex
Find information, services and support for people affected by cancer in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
Cancer Matters Wessex is here for you if you are affected by cancer, whether as a patient, carer, family member or friend.
Here you will find information about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as links to local services and support to help you live with and beyond cancer.
If you have signs or symptoms that could suggest cancer, it is important you seek medical advice. Please contact your GP surgery directly.
You can telephone, or you can go to your surgery’s website to complete an online form. Your GP surgery may offer you an online consultation, so you do not have to go to the surgery unnecessarily.
Find the information and support you need
Cancer signs and symptoms
How cancer is diagnosed
Cancer treatment and follow-up care
Living with and beyond cancer
Cancer Care Map
Support can be a lifeline for people affected by cancer. There are a broad range of services available in the Wessex area and further afield.
Cancer Care Map is a simple, free, online resource to help you find cancer support services near you.
To find support groups and services in your local area, click on the Cancer Care Map logo and enter your postcode in the search box. You can refine your search for more specific services, or browse the types of services available.
Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support Group have published the dates of their regular drop-in sessions in Lyme Regis and Axminster.
The sessions run every other Monday from 2-4pm.
Macmillan Cancer Support, in partnership with Bupa, are offering up to 6 free counselling sessions for people struggling emotionally because they are living with or have had cancer.