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We’re a 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 support everyone affected by bladder cancer, we help to raise awareness, support medical research and we campaign to affect policy at the highest levels to bring about change in bladder cancer treatments. 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 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.
Take a look at our GET HELP section if you’ve just been diagnosed with bladder cancer and you’re not sure what will happen next. There 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.
Perhaps you'd like to find out how you can help to support us? You'll find lots of ideas in GET INVOLVED.
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.
Cancer hasn’t stopped during the pandemic. Contact your GP if you have:
Bleeding that doesn't come from an injury
Weight loss / loss of appetite
Pain / infection that won't go away
If you have cancer, you will get checked & treated. The NHS will give you the care you need.
YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
We’re here to help you in your fight!
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. Andrew died in 2019, however his vision lives on. Fight Bladder Cancer is now run by a group of dedicated and passionate staff members, and supported by amazing volunteers. The majority of the trustees are patients and carers, and they ensure that we keep focused on our objective – a charity that will always have patients and carers at its heart.
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.