Who We Are

The SemiColons is a group set up to offer support, information and friendship to all patients, carers and friends who have experience of Bowel Cancer throughout the Dorset Cancer Network.

The group is run by people who have been through the experience of bowel cancer themselves and we are fully supported by the lead Specialist Nurses from the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Dorchester Hospitals.

We welcome as members:

Patients and their families, friends and carers, to all our meetings and events.

Your Privacy

The group fully respects individual confidentiality.

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.