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

Happy Birthday NHS!

Happy Birthday NHS!

On 5th July 2022, the NHS marks 74 years of service. We would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all those hardworking staff in the cancer care teams across Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week (20th-26th June)

Cervical Screening Awareness Week (20th-26th June)

Cervical cancer is the 11th most common cancer in women in England. The NHS cervical screening programme helps save around 5,000 lives per year.

This week is cervical screening awareness week. If you are due for a cervical screening appointment, contact your GP practice and book it today.

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New blog post: Bladder cancer

New blog post: Bladder cancer

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month and Bob wanted to share his cancer story as he felt it highlighted the importance of seeking medical advice and the benefits of early diagnosis.

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