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.

Please contact us if you have any comments, or if you wish to promote a cancer-related event or news item.

Find the information and support you need

Diagnosing cancer

I have been referred for suspected cancer

Cancer treatment

I have recently been diagnosed with cancer

Living with 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.

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.

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

Chemotherapy Awareness Webinar

Chemotherapy Awareness Webinar

Friday 1st October 2021

14:00 – 15:30

With Louise Watkinson (Sister Oncology)

If you work in the NHS, are a carer, or a volunteer providing support to the cancer services in Dorset, we are offering a free online Chemotherapy Webinar on the 1st October 2021, to increase your knowledge on how it is used in the treatment of cancer.

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Prostate Cancer Webinar

Prostate Cancer Webinar

Thursday 16th September 2021

12:00 – 13:15

With Mr Andrew Wedderburn (Consultant Urological Surgeon) and Christine Talboys (Urology Cancer Nurse Specialist)

If you work in the NHS, are a carer or a volunteer providing support to the cancer services in Dorset, we are offering a free online Prostate Cancer Awareness Webinar on the 16th September. This live online training session is to raise prostate cancer awareness and provide relevant local information.

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New Video: How can you make the most of your virtual consultation?

New Video: How can you make the most of your virtual consultation?

Since the start of the pandemic, patient appointments with healthcare staff by phone or video call have increased hugely. These appointments, often known as virtual consultations, are likely to be here to stay.

The South East London Cancer Alliance (SELCA) and their Patient Involvement Community of Practice have produced a new video to share practical tips on how to overcome some of the concerns and make the most of your virtual consultation.

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