Urological Cancers

Urological Cancers

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Ward 209

(Formerly Ward 44)

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Foresterhill Hospital


AB25 2ZN

(01224) 550333 -

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UCAN Office

Foresterhill Health Centre

Westburn Road


AB25 2AY

(01224) 559312

(01224) 553104


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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 support to achieve our aims.

  • 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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Silent Auction


The UCAN Centre are holding a Silent Auction, this is your chance to bid for an A la Carte Dinner for Two with a bottle of House Wine at the 5 Star Marcliffe Hotel and Spa.  Bids can be placed at the UCAN Centre, Ward 209 from now until noon on Thursday 26 February with the voucher valid until 26 March (excludes Friday and Saturday evenings)

New Eight Week Course for those affected by Prostate Cancer


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Maggie's Aberdeen in collaboration with Prostate Cancer UK, UCAN and the Urology team at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary are delighted to announce the start of a new course for those affected by Prostate Cancer and its treatment.

Topics covered include:-

  • managing fatigue,
  • hormonal symptoms, 
  • continence issues, 
  • sexual dysfunction, 
  • relationships, 
  • the benefits of exercise and the value of support.


Starting on Wednesday 21st January 2015 between 5.30 and 7.30p.m.

Meeting for a total of 8 sessions.

Interested ?

let us know by phoning Maggie's on

01224 645928


emailing us

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Apache Donation Boosts Robotic Surgery Campaign

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A campaign to purchase robotic-assisted surgical equipment for Aberdeen Royal Infirmary has received a major boost thanks to a £50,000 donation from Apache North Sea.

The global exploration and production company has pledged its support to the campaign, which is being spearheaded by North-east urological cancer charity UCAN.

The donation has helped UCAN to reach its £2.5million target and Scotland’s first robotic sy

Whisky Gin tasting evening

Whisky Gin tasting eveningFundraiser Dave Stewart raised an amazing £2,442.00 by holding a Whisky & Gin tasting evening for family and friends at the Denmore Social Club on 29 November. Thanks to everyone who supported Dave with his fundraising. 


News release – for immediate use



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

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

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=

UCAN Awareness DVD Launched

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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.


 DVD Launch Gayle

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