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.
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.
Worried about 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
Visit the Cancer Research UK website
How cancer is diagnosed
I have been referred for suspected cancer
Cancer treatment and follow-up care
I have recently been diagnosed with cancer
Living with and beyond cancer
I am living with cancer now, or have finished treatment
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.
Macmillan Cancer Support have created this short video in a number of languages. The video helps you to understand what cancer is.
In this blog post Tracy explains what she is doing to support people affected by cancer, and some of the other projects that will help the local community.