Urological Cancers

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Ward 209

(Formerly Ward 44)

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Foresterhill Hospital


AB25 2ZN

(01224) 550333 -

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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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Transforming surgical care

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NHS patients to get pioneering robotically assisted surgery.

Scottish patients will soon be able to benefit from state-of-the-art robotic surgery, which will improve their quality of life following surgery.

The Scottish Government is investing up to £1 million to complement the fundraising efforts of UCAN, the urological cancer charity in the North of Scotland, to purchase a robotic surgical system that surgeons use to perform

Fantastic Cub Scout Fundraiser

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One of UCAN's youngest fundraisers Conlan Smart (9) from 1st Kemnay Cub Scouts has raised £110, which he presented to the UCAN team today (Thursday 17 July 2014). Conlan raised the money by selling UCAN key rings and from donations.

3 Races 1 Hero

3 Races 1 Hero Dundee University student Duncan Ross is a fundraising hero and has raised £560 for UCAN by running in 3 races over the last few months.

He began on 27 April when he completed the Edinburgh Bupa 10K run in 1 hour 20 mins. Next it was the Baker Hughes 10K in Aberdeen on Sunday 18 May and lastly he ran the Stonehaven Half Marathon on Sunday 6th

MoveMORE Volunteers Wanted

Move More logo MoveMORE Aberdeen is an exciting new physical activity programme for people affected by cancer. It is run by Sport Aberdeen in partnership with Macmillan & CLAN Cancer support. The programme will provide people affected by cancer chances to MoveMORE and feel good through Chi Gung (gentle exercise like Tai Chi), walking groups and circuits-based exercise classes.

Physical activity has been shown to make a huge positive and lasting change to the lives of people affected by cancer. These

Rotary Club of Aberdeen St. Nicholas Boosts Campaign

Rotary handover 30 June 2014 UCAN would like to offer a huge thank you to the Rotary Club of Aberdeen St. Nicholas for making another generous donation to UCAN and the campaign to bring 'Robotic Surgery to the North of Scotland (RSNS).

Thank you to past President Ernie Forbes and all his fellow Rotarians for nominating UCAN again this year and for helping so many

Tractor Club Helps UCAN

Tractor Club Helps UCAN Thank you to Banff & Buchan Tractor & Engine Club members who presented cheque donations to six local charities including UCAN on Wednesday 11 June 2014 during their club meeting. They raised the money from their annual roup and other events throughout last year. Pictured: Club Chairman Bill Stewart presenting a cheque to Fiona

Rotary Club of Stonehaven donate to UCAN

Rotary Club of Stonehaven donate to UCAN The Rotary Club of Stonehaven held a Charity Sporting Dinner in March at the Station Hotel, Stonehaven to raise funds for worthy local causes. Following a visit and talk about urological cancers and the UCAN, the local urological cancer charity by Debbie Munro, a urological nurse who is part of the team at the UCAN Care Centre based at Ward 209, Aberdeen Royal Hospital, Foresterhill the club decided to donate 50% of the proceeds of the dinner to UCAN. The remaining funds will be donated to the


logo Wrang way roon 2014 A fundraising motorcycle tour of the Scottish coastline is set to raise thousands of pounds for North-east urological cancer charity, UCAN.

A group of more than 20 bikers from ‘Bikers for UCAN’, are to take part in the ‘Wrang Ride Roon’, which starts from the Duthie Park in Aberdeen on Thursday, May 15 and follows the same route as last year’s event but in reverse. The sponsored bikers will travel over 1,300 miles to the Scottish Borders, Stranraer, Kyle of Lochalsh, Skye and Thurso before r

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