Caring for someone with cancer can affect you emotionally, physically and financially.

The Macmillan Cancer Support website and the Marie Curie website both have a wealth of information to help carers of those with cancer including practical information and support.

Cancer Matters Wessex is also here for you if you are affected by cancer, whether as a patient, carer, family member or friend.

You will find information about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, as well as links to local services and support. As a carer it can be important to get help to look after yourself and manage your own feelings.

Cancer support groups in Dorset

There are several support groups in Dorset for those affected by cancer and their carers including:

Communities Against Cancer

Communities Against Cancer is a project aimed at raising awareness of cancer and help communities understand more about risks, prevention and symptoms in parts of Hampshire, Dorset and the Isle of Wight

For more information and to apply for a grant please contact Claire Vincent, Project Coordinator, ‘Communities against Cancer’ 07801 379671.