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Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Foresterhill Hospital

Aberdeen

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UCAN Office

Foresterhill Health Centre

Westburn Road

ABERDEEN

AB25 2AY

(01224) 559312

(01224) 553104

fiona.pearson@abdn.ac.uk

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UCAN Stands for Urological CANcers

  • There are five urological cancers: prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and cancer of the penis. They mainly affect men, although women can suffer from kidney and bladder cancers. Urological cancers are more common than many people realise, and account for 1 in 3 of all cancers in men and 1 in 5 of all cancers in men and women.

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  • UCAN needs YOUR help to purchase the latest in advanced technology for surgery for the North-east of Scotland.

     

    What's the project?

    RobotTheatreUCAN, the North-east's urological cancer charity, is aiming to raise £2.5million by 2013 to add value to the excellent work currently being carried in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by bringing to the North-east of Scotland the most advanced technologies for Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), also known as keyhole surgery.

     

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ROBOTIC SURGERY CAMPAIGN HITS FUNDRAISING TARGET

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ROBOTIC SURGERY CAMPAIGN HITS FUNDRAISING TARGET 

A major fundraising campaign to bring Scotland’s first robotic-assisted surgery to Aberdeen is a huge step closer to reality after successfully reaching its fundraising target of £2.5million.

The fundraising drive has been led by urological cancer charity UCAN, which is now about to place an order for the equipment, considered to be the future for surgical procedures.

The robotic surgical system is a

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2014 Glencoe marathon memories

No. 20 Chris Richardson Read all about UCAN patient Chris Richardson's epic fundraising challenge....... It now seems a long time since those 1st steps taken round the urological ward of ARI, following my Laparoscopic radical prostatectomy early in January 2014. The first few times following the footprints round the ward felt like I had competed in a marathon. Resting

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Fireworks for UCAN

Fireworks for UCAN

Thank you to John and Anna Burdon who organised a spectacular firework event on Saturday 25 October at New Deer which was launched by First Minister for Scotland Alex Salmond. Generous spectators donated £3526.18, special thanks to Fireworx Scotland Ltd for donating all the fireworks.

Watch the fireworks here! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=

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UCAN Awareness DVD Launched

DVD launch Fiona

UCAN launched their urological cancer awareness DVD at Satrosphere Science Centre on Tuesday 25 November 2014. Guests were welcomed by UCAN Chairman, Professor Sam McClinton and watched the first screening of the new DVD which was produced by Neil Weightman, who runs his own digital media company and sponsored by George Copland, Managing Director, GEO-Energy Consultancy Ltd.


The DVD was instigated by companies with offshore installations and vessels who wanted their workforce to be made aware of urological cancers which account for 1 in 3 of all cancers in men and 1 in 5 cancers in men and women.

The UCAN nurse team have for a number of years been delivering awareness presentations to the business sector and the community throughout the North-east and it is hoped with this DVD will reach an even wider audience both on and offshore.


The DVD features Consultant Urological Surgeon Miss Justine Royle who explains about urological cancers, the facts, symptoms and why early diagnosis is so important. Two former UCAN patients, Alan Harrow and Karen Smith also tell their stories about their diagnosis, treatment and subsequent return to good health. The key message throughout the DVD is that if anyone is at all worried, and think they may have any of the symptoms of urological cancer, then they should go and see their GP as soon as possible – If in doubt check it out.


The DVD is available now (suggested minimum donation £10.00) by calling the UCAN office 01224 559312 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or from the website www.ucanfundraise.org.uk.

 

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UCAN Launches Awareness DVD

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UROLOGICAL CANCER CHARITY LAUNCHES NEW AWARENESS DVD

North Sea workforce to benefit

A new DVD to raise awareness of the symptoms of urological cancers, created by North-east urological cancer charity UCAN, will be officially launched this week.

The short film was made in response to requests from companies, who have a North Sea offshore workforce, and want to inform their mainly male-oriented crews of the signs and symptoms of urological cancers.

Companies who have already

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Fairfield pledges £5,000 to UCAN as staff hold fun day

                        

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15 September 2014

Fairfield pledges £5,000 to UCAN as staff hold fun day

Fairfield Energy, the North Sea focused independent oil and gas company, held a staff fun day in aid of urological cancer charity UCAN.

Fairfield, which has raised more than £20,000 for the charity over the last three years, donated a further £5,000 to UCAN’s campaign to purchase robotic assisted surgical equipment for Abe

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Cheryl's Fundraising Success

Cheryl's Fundraising Success Congratulations to Cheryl Stewart and her Dad, Ron for raising £6,393.21 by organising and hosting a fundraising party which was held at Kippie Lodge, Aberdeen on Saturday 20th of September.

A huge thank you to Cheryl and her family for all their hard work, time and energy which ensured their event was such a success. Thank you also

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Golf Competiton helps UCAN

Charles Henderson A huge thank you to Charles Henderson who organised a very successful golf competition which took place on two courses- Craibstone and Newburgh golf courses earlier this year in May. Charles decided to choose three charities to support - UCAN, Parkinsons & Chest, Heart & Stroke.

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