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Approximately 1,100 people are diagnosed with Cancer on the Isle of Wight every year. The Wessex Cancer Trust helps to support patients and their families cope with the diagnosis, provide information on causes, treatments and preventative measures.

We all know someone who has been affected by Cancer, whether you are a survivor or someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.

We hope to one day live in a world where the survival rate is 100% and where the treatments are much more gentle, because often, treatment can be as harsh as the disease itself.

Wessex Cancer Trust believe that there should be help and support available to everyone living with cancer, when and where they need it.


Every year around 23,000 people are diagnosed with cancer within the Wessex region. A diagnosis can be a shock and have a huge impact on an entire family.  Wessex Cancer Trust is committed to offering free support for as long as people need it.


At all of our cancer centre clients are welcomed by our volunteer befrienders who are equipped to provide information, support and a listening ear. Our team of specialist counsellors are there to help deal with the emotional impact of cancer and our complementary therapies aim to improve wellbeing, help with pain management and increase self-confidence.


Wessex Cancer Trust also provide dedicated children's services, singing therapy groups, programmes to help people move on from cancer and a transport scheme which provides over 20,000 passenger journeys each year. 


Each year Wessex Cancer Trust are able to reach over 8,000 people in the local community.

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