Action Bladder Cancer UK

Action Bladder Cancer UK 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 one of the ten most common cancers in the UK. 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.

ABC UK programmes include:

Improving patient information for patients and families; helping to set up much needed patient support groups across the UK; working with healthcare professionals to improve support for patients; improving early diagnosis by developing learning resources and materials for GPs; learning opportunities for cancer nurses; funding research into bladder cancer through the ABC UK small grants programme – Improving Outcomes for Patients Programme (IOPP); and working to give bladder cancer patients a voice and lobbying for greater investment;

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