Action Bladder Cancer UK
Action Bladder Cancer is a national charity working since 2009 to get bladder cancer recognised as a common cancer and the level of acknowledgment, public awareness, new treatments and medical research which it merits and which those with bladder cancer deserve.
Bladder cancer is not a rare cancer – it is the 7th most common in the UK (the 4th most common in men). Over 10,300 people in the UK are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year – around 50% of those will die.
Despite these facts, there is very limited public awareness of bladder cancer and it is a relatively low priority on the public health agenda, it receives little research investment and treatments have hardly changed in the past 30 years.
ABC UK works to improve outcomes for bladder cancer patients, improve and support research into bladder cancer and to improve support for bladder cancer patients and their families.
Current ABC UK programmes include:
Improving patient information for patients; helping to set up much needed patient support groups across the UK; improving early diagnosis by developing learning resources and materials for GPs; learning resources for cancer nurses; working to give bladder cancer patients a voice and lobbying for greater investment. We will also be launching our new Improving Patient Outcomes Programme in Autumn 2016 – aimed at encouraging research projects into bladder cancer, submissions will be encouraged from researchers, cancer specialists, GPs and nurses.
For more information visit: www.actionbladdercanceruk.org