Find A Support Group
Joining a bladder cancer patient support group can give you the opportunity to talk to other patients who have already experienced a treatment or operation that you are about to have. They can understand what you are going through and tell you how they coped. The simple act of sharing can give you a feeling of empowerment and confidence that can help you overcome that initial sense of perhaps feeling scared and not knowing what to do. These groups are often a great support for your partners and families too. Many groups will also have speakers attending meetings, often medical professionals, giving the opportunity to ask questions.
If you are involved in a regional support group and would like your group to be listed here, please send details about your group to email@example.com
Find your local support group
You can look at our full listing of support groups in the UK or search for your nearest bladder cancer support group here by postcode
Please contact the support groups directly if you are interested in attending one of them.
NEW SUPPORT GROUPS
There aren't enough support groups in the UK for bladder cancer patients, their families and carers - so, one of ABC UK's core programmes is working to initiate and assist the opening of new ones. When we started this programme in May 2015, there were only 10 support groups for bladder cancer patients in the whole of the UK. Since then we have spent time researching and identifying the areas of the country which are not served by an active bladder cancer support group, and worked hard to contact bladder cancer consultants and nurse specialists at many major hospitals across the country about starting a new group. The response has been tremendous. As of March 2017, with our help, 16 more groups are up and running - actively supporting patients and working alongside ABC UK. That's 16 new groups for bladder cancer patients. These are listed below and full details of meetings, contact details and venues are on our support group listings page.
NEW BLADDER CANCER PATIENT SUPPORT GROUPS
Great Western Hospital Swindon
Southmead Hospital Bristol
University Hospital Coventry
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
Royal Stoke University Hospital
County Hospital Stafford
Freeman Hospital Newcastle
Churchill Hospital Oxford
Charing Cross Hospital Hammersmith, London
University College Hospital, London
Dudley White House Cancer Support Centre
Huddersfield and Halifax, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Trust
St James' University Hospital, Leeds
Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey
Hereford, Wye Valley NHS Trust
London Whipps Cross University Hospital
We are currently talking to even more hospitals about setting up a support group for their bladder cancer patients and news of other new groups will be listed as they are confirmed.
If you are a bladder cancer patient and there is currently no support group at the hospital you attend, or within an acceptable travelling distance, please let us know. We can help to try and get a new group started - contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0300 302 0085