In alphabetical order, disregarding “the”.

About Face
About Face in Poole offers support at any stage to those with a head and neck cancer diagnosis, and to family members and carers. They are hoping to set up hubs in other parts of the county.
The About Face Centre, 111 Longfleet Road, Poole BH15 2HP. 01202 677340, Annabelle@about-face.info

Afterglow
A group set up by two Poole radiographers to provide support and information for women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. Meetings with guest speakers but also telephone support in cooperation with health care professionals.
The group meets once a month at the Grove Hotel in Bournemouth. Please open up AfterGlow_A4 PDF for further information. Tel 01202 448174.

Bridport Breast Cancer Group
Meets 3rd Wed of each month 2-4pm at Bridport Community Hospital.
Contact Wendy Francis 01308 424435.

Butterflies is a cancer support group based in Dorchester. The group meets at “The Quiet Space” Woodlands Crescent, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3RQ, every 2 and 4 Tuesday of the month between 2 pm and 4 pm. Contact Mel or Rosa on  01300 341900 / 07737 234056, email info@butterflies-dorchester.org.uk

Cupid is a social support group for people who have a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. Meetings are held on the third Saturday in January, April, July & October between 10 & 12 a.m. at the Wessex Royale Hotel, 32 High West St., Dorchester, DT1 1UP. The nearest public car park is at Top-o-Town, about 200 yards away.

C’SIDERS, a support group for Weymouth & Portland, meeting on Monday at 7:30 pm at the Wyke Smugglers Pub, Portland Road, Weymouth.  For further details, please contact Peter Meacham: csiders@btinternet.com or telephone 0772 961 7748. Pete is currently recuperating from treatment (November 2016), so please use this email until further notice: feilder409@yahoo.co.uk

Drop-in info service at Weymouth Library started on 28th September 2016 and now runs every Weds from 09:30-13:00.  Contact Jane Simpkin DorsetCancerHISSproject@dchft.nhs.uk

The Ducks & Drakes Cancer Trust was founded to create awareness of bowel cancer in young people, aged 18 to 30 in Dorset and the UK and to support bowel cancer patients and their families.

Go Girls a local support group for women with gynaecological cancer. They meet in Dorchester on the first Friday of every month. Please ring 01305 255719 for further information.

Pan Pals Dorset is a support group for people with pancreatic cancer. They offer a regular drop-in coffee morning at The Engine Room Cafe, Poundbury Gardens, Queen Mother Square, Poundbury, Dorchester DT1 3RT, last Thursday of the month, starting at 11 am. Contacts: Audrey Saunders on 07909 146216 or e-mail using audrey@panpalsdorset.co.uk. Alternatively, contact Lynda Pain on 01305 267185, her e-mail address is lynda@panpalsdorset.co.uk

Shining Light, Wincanton & district cancer support group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month 2 – 4 pm @ the Balsam Centre, Balsam Park, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9HB. They operate a drop-in service for people affected by cancer to come for a chat and exchange information on services available. They offer peer support, talks by professionals and organise outings. Contact Laurence Lawrence 8.30 -5.00 on 01963 435700 Op 4 (any day except Thursday pm), laurence.lawrence@wincantonhc.nhs.uk or Sue Ford, chairperson tilly5356@sky.com .

The Purbeck Workshop is a creative arts and crafts activities-based support group for people affected by cancer in the Dorset area. The group is based in Wool.

The semicolons offer support, information and friendship to all Dorset based patients, carers and friends with experience of bowel cancer. The group is run by people who have experienced bowel cancer themselves.
Please contact Angela Cox & Julie Lane, Colorectal Specialist Nurse, Dorset County Hospital, William Avenue, Dorchester, DT1 1TS
Tel: 01305 253144, if you live in the Dorchester area.
For information on forthcoming events, please visit the website.

Secondary breast cancer, Dorset. Tracy Acock, Macmillan Metastatic Breast Cancer CNS (01202 448489) based in Poole, writes: New Support day/half days will be on first Thursday of the month at the Holiday Inn Express Poole. They are open to anyone with secondary breast cancer across Dorset, the only requirement is to register with Breast Cancer Care to be able to attend.

South Dorset Prostate Cancer Support Group, St Andrews Church Hall, Preston, Weymouth.
Meets every other month, on the 2nd Wednesday of that month.
Contact Paul Nichols on 01308 458222 or per email: paul25nichols@gmail.com

West Dorset Breast Cancer Support Group provides support and information for women whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. They have guest speakers at their meetings but also provide telephone support in cooperation with health care professionals.
They meet once a month. For further details, please click the link above. Locations: Dorchester, Weymouth, Bridport and Blandford.

Wishing Well support group meets Axminster Health & Wellbeing Centre every Thursday afternoon 2.30pm.

Yeovil Support Group – St Margaret’s Support Group meets on Wednesdays 10.30am-12.30pm at the Octagon Theatre.  The group supports anyone affected by cancer or a life-limiting illness – patients, their families, friends and carers. Professionally trained volunteers run the informal drop-in groups, providing an opportunity to talk to someone who understands the stress and anxiety that a life-limiting illness can bring. There is no need to book. For more information e-mail: support.groups@st-margarets-hospice.org.uk  or call Lesley Burgess on 0845 070 8910.