Cancer Care

Cancer Care Reviews

We offer a Cancer Care Review to support patients who have received a cancer diagnosis. This is an opportunity to discuss what matters to you and any worries or concerns you may have. This might include side effects of treatment, medications, symptom management or emotional support. You may also wish to discuss financial support, healthy lifestyles and physical activity and returning to work.

It is a chance to understand what support and information is available nationwide and in your local area and to talk about your cancer experience.

You will be contacted by a nurse or GP following your diagnosis to let you know what support is available to you and a cancer care review will be offered between 6-12 months following your diagnosis. It can be face to face in the surgery or over the telephone, whatever suits you best. You are welcome to attend alone or bring along a friend, relative or carer if you prefer.

Drop-in sessions for cancer patients and their carers

Our Wellbeing Team run a monthly drop-in session at our Highlands Surgery usually on the last Saturday of the month. This is open to for cancer patients and their carers. These drop-in sessions provide an opportunity meet other patients and find out about local emotional and financial support. We also discuss healthy lifestyle and exercise that may help you after a cancer diagnosis.

Local resources

  • Cancer Matters Wessex is a dedicated website for patients in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and Dorset, who need support or advice about cancer. The site provides information about the referral process, what happens if you are diagnosed with cancer and the local and national support available.
  • Cancer Care Map is a useful online directory of cancer support services across the UK.
  • Macmillan In Your Area is an online search tool for local Macmillan services including information and support, wellbeing services and rehabilitation groups.

National resources

The organisations below all provide reliable and evidence-based information for patients.

  • NHS – Cancer
  • Cancer Research UK provide a wide range of information and support around cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatments, and the latest research and evidence.
  • Macmillan Cancer Support provide information on all cancer types and offer many services for patients including: telephone support line, online community, information booklets, benefits and work advice and access to financial support.

Specific cancer resources

The following charities can offer focused support for people who want to find out more about their cancer, including other people’s experiences following diagnosis: