Urological Cancers

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Ward 209

(Formerly Ward 44)

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Foresterhill Hospital


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There are four ways to get support from UCAN - the Forum, the Care Centre, the Buddy Network and the Patient Led Support Group



UCAN has launched a web forum for people affected by urological cancers and living in north-east Scotland. This partnership with NHS Grampian is the latest addition to the package of support that patients and their families receive.

The forum features general areas that anyone can read and contribute to, and private areas for patients which are only accessible to authorised users. The on-line forum allows for personal discussions, the sharing of concerns and suggestions, and great peer support from those that have undergone a similar journey of care.

Our user guide is available to download: forum-user-guide.

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Click here for UCAN's on-line forum http://www.ucanhelp/forum


Care Centre


The first urological facility of its type in the UK was officially opened in 2008 by Nicola Sturgeon, the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing.

The former ward bay at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary’s Ward 44 has been transformed into a welcoming and contemporary patient support centre, which is used to provide newly diagnosed urological cancer patients with clear information and guidance.

The UCAN care centre has been designed to incorporate best practice and ideas from other support bases, helping patients and their families to make informed choices about treatment and the care they will receive.

Find out more about the Care Centre.


Buddy Network


The Buddy Network is a support system for people newly diagnosed with a urological cancer. It allows new patients the opportunity to talk to other people who have gone through a similar experience and treatment programme.

Find out more about The Buddy Network.


UCAN Support Group

A support group created by patients for Urological Cancer Patients, partners, families and carers.

Find out more about the  UCAN Support Group




#2 pmannion 2012-07-18 12:37
Hi james,

Thanks for your comment. You might find a better response (or even a lift!) posting in the forum. There is a thread about the Patient Led Support Group here:


All the best,

#1 james 2012-07-17 20:16
i just wonder if anybody as i do have problems with transport

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