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.

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.

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.

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

Communities Against Cancer

Communities Against Cancer

Calling all voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations in Dorset! We are inviting you to join our Communities Against Cancer project.

This is about helping people understand how they can reduce their risk of cancer, raise awareness of symptoms and support people to overcome barriers to seeking help early.

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Radiotherapy Awareness Webinar

Radiotherapy Awareness Webinar

Thursday 18th November 2021
13:00 – 14:15

Join a free online Radiotherapy Webinar on the 18th November 2021 to increase your knowledge on how it is used in the treatment of cancer. All are welcome to sign up and attend.

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