The SemiColons Bowel Cancer Support Group

The SemiColons LogoThe SemiColons Bowel Cancer Support Group gives support and information to patients and their families, their carers and friends, who have experience of bowel cancer in Dorset.

We meet socially for a coffee and a chat every month at The Walnut Grove, Dorchester and the Grove Hotel, Bournemouth.

We now also have a Isle of Purbeck (Swanage) branch who also organise events. For contact details of the Isle of Purbeck branch click on the 'contact us' tab. 

It is an opportunity for us all to share views, find out more about new developments and further learning, support and social activities.

It can also be helpful and encouraging to be in an environment with people who have been through similar experiences.

Useful Links

Cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.Beating Bowel Cancer - Working to raise the awareness of symptoms, promote early diagnosis and encourage open access to treatment choice for those affected by bowel cancer.Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Support Group - To help people who have to undergo surgery which involves the removal of their colon (colectomy) and the formation of either a colostomy or an ileo-anal pouchBowel Cancer Information - Founded by Ex-Watchdog presenter and bowel cancer survivor Lynn Faulds Wood. We help to investigate every stage of the patient’s journey - from prevention and screening to palliative care - to help save lives from bowel cancer and to improve the quality of life of those going through the journey.