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Have you, or someone you know, been diagnosed with bladder cancer? If so, then we’re here for you.

We’re the only UK-based bladder cancer charity founded and run by bladder cancer survivors and their families, so we know EXACTLY what you’re going through. We’re here to explain the medical jargon, give you the facts and figures, share our tips and tell our stories.

We support all people affected by bladder cancer, help to raise awareness, support medical research and campaign to affect policy at the highest levels to bring about change in bladder cancer treatment. Our aim is to achieve better outcomes and quality of life for all those affected.

If you think you may have bladder cancer but you haven’t yet had a confirmed diagnosis, you can find out more about bladder cancer in our LEARN section. We explain the key facts, symptoms and the tests that can be done to confirm a diagnosis. Remember, there are many other illnesses that cause similar symptoms.

Perhaps you’ve just been diagnosed with bladder cancer and you’re not sure what will happen next. Then take a look at our GET HELP section, where you’ll find lots of information on likely steps in your treatment together with advice on questions you can ask your doctors and consultants.

You may feel very alone at the moment, but we’re here for you. We have the largest patient and carer forum for those affected by bladder cancer in the UK. Knowing that there are other people who know and understand what you’re going through can make a tremendous difference.

Please explore our website to find as much information and support as you need. If you still have questions, please get in touch. We’re always happy to help.

We’re here to help you in your fight!

Confidential forum
Confidential forum

Talk in confidence about what’s worrying you in our CONFIDENTIAL FORUM 

We’re all affected by bladder cancer. Read our stories.

Andrew Winterbottom FBC Founder

About us

Fight Bladder Cancer started from a very personal battle. Andrew, one of our founders, was diagnosed with a Stage 4, G3 bladder cancer in Summer 2009. During his battle Andrew and his wife, T, made contact with a fellow bladder cancer patient and his partner. They found that talking to other people affected by bladder cancer who really understood what they were both going through helped them immensely.

Initially set up in 2009 as a support group, Fight Bladder Cancer has developed into a national charity that is making a real difference in the field of bladder cancer both in the UK and around the world. The trustees of the charity ensure that we keep focused on our objective – a charity that will always have patients and carers at its heart. 

Read our full story here.

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Can we help?

We’ve done everything we can to make all the information on this site as accurate as possible. Whilst we have had support from a small team of medical professionals advisors to review the general medical content of this site, please remember, that only YOUR medical team can give YOU specific advice about YOUR symptoms or illness. We encourage you to discuss any potential options with them.