Cancer information videos

Look under the headings below to find useful videos on a variety of cancer-related subjects. Many of them have been created by healthcare workers across Wessex.

You can also view a more comprehensive cancer information library provided by our partners at Health & Care Videos.

If you cannot find what you are looking for, or would like to suggest a video to add to our library, please contact us

 

Cancer information clinic (Dorset County Hospital)

Cancer Information Clinic – 45 minutes

Cancer Support Workers at Dorset County Hospital deliver a session for newly diagnosed patients (plus family members/carers) to provide a wealth of practical and supportive information. This is the full video. You can also watch individual sections with British Sign Language on this page.

Introduction (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information Session Part 1: Introduction, and Cancer Information and Support

Healthy eating (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information: Healthy eating

Fatigue (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information Session: Fatigue

Parking, Prescriptions, Work and Citizens Advice (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information Session: Parking, Prescriptions, Work and Citizens Advice

Macmillan Therapy Team (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information Session: Macmillan Therapy Team

Treatment and side effects (with BSL)

Dorset Country Hospital Cancer Information Session: What to expect, treatment and side effects

Your emotional wellbeing (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information Session: Your emotional wellbeing

Support Groups (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information Session: Support Groups

Conserving your energy (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information Session: Energy conservation

Contact details for Dorset County Hospital (with BSL)

Dorset County Hospital Cancer Information Session: Summary and contact details

Your health and wellbeing (Royal Bournemouth Hospital)

Health and Wellbeing

Introduction to the Health and Wellbeing videos on this page. Meet the Cancer support Workers at Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital.

Exercise and Physical Activity

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital cancer support workers advise about exercise and physical activity following a diagnosis.

Symptoms of Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Recognise the signs and symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression following cancer diagnosis.

Managing Stress and Anxiety

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital cancer support workers share ideas to help manage anxiety, stress and depression.

Healthy Diet

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital cancer support workers talk about the benefits of a healthy diet following cancer diagnosis.

News and announcements

Contact your GP

Dr Sarnia Ward, local GP and clinical lead for Dorset Cancer Partnership, explains the importance of seeking advice from your GP if you have symptoms you are worried may be cancer.

Your referral to hospital

Dr Sarnia Ward, local GP and clinical lead for the Dorset Cancer Partnership, explains what happens when your GP refers you to the hospital and explains how the hospitals are putting measures in place to keep you safe.

Lung cancer symptoms

If you experience symptoms you are worried could be lung cancer, it is important that you speak to your GP. Dr Jennifer Graves, respiratory consultant at Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, explains why this is important and how hospitals are putting precautions in place to keep you safe.

Lung cancer

Dr Andie Siggers, a local GP, explains that there has recently been a significant reduction in the number of people being seen at hospitals with symptoms of lung cancer. If you have any symptoms, please contact your GP.

Cancer support

Welcome to Cancer Care Map

Cancer Care Map is a simple, online resource that aims to help you find cancer support services in your local area wherever you are in the UK. You can either search for a service or browse the types of services available.

The Living Tree – Cancer Support Group

We are a self-help support group for people who have experienced cancer and for their families and carers. Our group is based in Bridport and is open to any cancer patients from West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset.

Your cancer referral

How can you make the most of your virtual consultation?

This new video from South East London Cancer Alliance (SELCA) and their Patient Involvement Community of Practice, shares practical tips on how to make the most of your phone or video appointment with healthcare staff.

Fast Track referral process – British Sign Language

This video explains the Fast Track referral process and what you can expect if your GP has referred you on this pathway.

Cancer information webinars

Cancer Information Webinar (1 hour)

The Dorset Macmillan Cancer Information team have produced a cancer information webinar for the cancer non-clinical workforce, including volunteers, social prescribers, cancer support groups and other community groups.

The webinar includes general information about cancer presented by Macmillan GPs, signposting to relevant local and national cancer related health and information services, and key healthcare professionals involved in caring for someone with cancer.

Coughs, COVID, Cancer and when to worry – Webinar

Listen to Dr Andie Siggers, GP and Dr Jenny Graves, Consultant Respiratory Physician, in conversation about Coughs, COVID, Cancer and when to worry.

The session aims to give people more confidence to know when to contact their GP about their cough. They talk about lung cancer, the risk factors and what happens when a referral is made to the hospital and what you can do.

Prostate cancer webinar

With Mr Andrew Wedderburn (Consultant Urological Surgeon) and Christine Talboys (Urology Cancer Nurse Specialist) from University Hospitals Dorset.

This session was produced by the Dorset Macmillan Cancer Information project to raise awareness on how prostate cancer is diagnosed and treated, and  to describe some of the support available.

Wessex cancer services

Cancer Nurse Specialist – Angie

Angie shows you around the endoscopy ward at University Hospital Southampton. If you have an appointment, it has been made safe for you to attend and it is important that you do come for this appointment.

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

A virtual tour of Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital’s cancer services.

Royal Hampshire County Hospital

A virtual tour of cancer services from Royal Hampshire County Hospital.

Karen’s story

Karen had cancer surgery during the first COVID lockdown and has kindly shared her story to reassure other cancer patients who may be concerned about coming to hospital at this time.

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