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 via e-Consult. 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

Diagnosing cancer

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

Find support near you

Cancer Care Map is a simple, free, online resource to help you find cancer support in your area.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For health information and advice, read the NHS website pages on coronavirus.

Learn about the government response to coronavirus on GOV.UK.

We are always keen to hear your feedback about Cancer Matters Wessex. Click on the link below to complete a short questionnaire about your experience using the site.

Latest News

Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer

Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer

Friday 4 February 2022 is World Cancer Day and to mark the day, Wessex Cancer Alliance are holding an online event, Let’s Talk About Prostate Cancer, to raise awareness of the increased risk of prostate cancer in Black men. The event will be taking place from 1-2pm and bookings are now live.

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New video: If you have cancer symptoms

New video: If you have cancer symptoms

It’s really important to remember that if you have symptoms that you’re worried could be cancer, primary care in Dorset is here for you. Your GP will want to hear from you. Watch this video from Dr Sarnia Ward.

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