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

Tests for 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

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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.

Latest News

Cancer and your mental health

Cancer and your mental health

This Mental Health Awareness Week (9th-15th May) we encourage you to prioritise your mental health and wellbeing. The theme for this year’s event is loneliness.

If you are going through cancer treatment or diagnosis, or you are supporting someone who is, this may increase your feelings of loneliness or isolation.

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New Cancer Matters blog: Bob’s story

New Cancer Matters blog: Bob’s story

Today we launch the Cancer Matters blog, where we will post on a range of cancer-related topics. We will bring you patient stories, focus on different roles within the cancer care teams, and highlight interesting developments in cancer care and treatment.

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NEW: Video tours of Dorset hospitals

NEW: Video tours of Dorset hospitals

Take a video tour of cancer services at three Dorset hospitals.

These informative guides show you the parts of the hospital you may visit during your investigations and/or treatment for cancer, and what these may involve.

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