SW Cancer Services

Welcome

This website has been provided as a resource for patients, their families and friends, health professionals and service providers in the South West.

You (or a family member or a friend) has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The next few weeks or months will probably find you visiting places you never thought you would have to visit; you will meet a diverse group of people, both medical and non medical, and you will probably undergo tests and treatments that are unfamiliar and possibly daunting.

 Our aim is to provide you with information at every step of the journey.

You can expect to visit radiology clinics for x-rays and scans, surgeons and medical specialists such as oncologists. You may need to locate pharmacies, blood collection centres or radiation specialists.

Our aim is to help you find the most appropriate provider in the South West

You may wish to find out more information about the type of cancer you have, its causes and usual treatments, such as chemotherapy. You may be interested in knowing about complementary therapies and the role of nutrition and exercise in treatment.

Our aim is to link you to the best sites to obtain that information

In addition you may like to find a group of people to meet with and chat to, people who are sharing your journey or who have previously had a similar experience.

Our aim is to put you in touch with the appropriate South West based support group

You may need assistance with everyday living such as shopping and home maintenance or you may need to find out about transport to and from your treatment centre or accommodation if you need to stay for a while.

Our aim is to provide you with information relevant to the South West

The aim of this website is to ensure that you can access each and every service that you need during your cancer journey. We have focussed on providers who are either located in the South West or who regularly visit the area.

The information pages that describe the various types of cancer and the different types of cancer treatments are provided for general information only and should not be seen as a substitute for your doctor’s advice. All care is taken to ensure that the information provided is accurate.

The relationship that exists between you and your cancer “team” should ensure that you receive the relevant service at the appropriate time. This website aims to facilitate that process, not replace it.

We trust you will find this site helpful and we wish you a speedy recovery and good health