If you or a member of your family are diagnosed with cancer, a Cancer Support Worker (CSW) will be a vital member of your cancer care team.
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 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.
Join Axminster and Lyme Cancer Support Group for their regular drop-in sessions in Lyme Regis.
The sessions run every other Monday from 2-4pm at Lyme Regis Football Club.
Keen to get moving? 5k Your Way is coming to Dorset!
If you are living with or beyond cancer, if you’re a family member, a friend, or if you work in cancer services, you are invited to walk, jog, run, cheer or volunteer at a local 5k Your Way parkrun event.