On our website you can read about key facts and statistics about bladder cancer together with information about the Fight Bladder Cancer charity.
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Please know that if you have already received Mitomycin-C treatment, it was safe and effective.
One of the treatments for Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer (NMIBC) is intravesical Mitomycin-C. With intravesical therapy, the doctor puts the liquid drug right into your bladder rather than giving it by mouth or injecting it into your blood.
In the UK, the major supplier of Mitomycin-C is Kyowa Kirin. Kyowa Kirin has announced a recall of Mitomycin-C, and will be unable to supply any Mitomycin-C to the UK for the next 12 months. The only other licensed supplier of Mitomycin-C in the UK is Medac. However, Medac only have sufficient supplies to meet the requirements of their current customers.
Note: At this time, there are no supply issues with BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) in the UK.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Andrew Winterbottom, the inspirational founder of Fight Bladder Cancer. He died on Friday 31 May after a diagnosis of bowel cancer last year.
In October 2018, Andrew Winterbottom revealed his terminal diagnosis and stepped down from day-to-day management of the charity to concentrate on his own health. He had chemotherapy which he undertook to prolong his quality of life and continued to participate in planning the future of Fight Bladder Cancer when his health allowed.
Lydia Makaroff, Chief Executive of Fight Bladder Cancer said:
Today Fight Bladder Cancer continues to provide love, comfort, information and support to thousands of bladder cancer patients and their families.
Since Andrew stepped down from running Fight Bladder Cancer last year his handpicked team continue the work. Anne, Emma, Lydia, Melanie, Sophie and Sue are carrying on with patient and family support, raising awareness, encouraging research and advocating policy change: all important work begun by Andrew.
Andrew was a man full of creativity. The Andrew Winterbottom Memorial Fund has now been established, to enable big ideas to become a reality.
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