UCAN (Grampian)

Urological cancer charity

UCAN has been set up as a charity dedicated to raising awareness of urological cancers, and improving support and quality of life for people and families who are affected.

Support Group

UCAN support group, is patient-led and hosted by fellow patients; it’s your agenda, your chance to speak, listen, learn, exchange ideas, share experiences, laugh or cry and help support others who are affected in some way by urological cancer.

Come every month or come once in a while. It’s your choice.

Bring a family member, partner, carer or friend or come on your own; a very warm welcome is always guaranteed.

UCAN Support Group get togethers take place on the third Monday of every month (except December) from 7pm at CLAN House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen. map

Everyone is most welcome, urological patients, family members and friends; to find out when the next get together takes place please email ucanplsg@gmail.com

Our aim is to offer support to everyone affected by any urological cancer in the North of Scotland, including patients, relatives and friends.

  • We offer support by holding monthly informal get-togethers held at CLAN House, 120 Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB25 2QA.
  • Everyone is very welcome to come along and have the opportunity to meet like minded people who all share a common bond.
  • Relaxed informal setting.
  • Assured confidentiallity and sensitivity
  • Occasionally we have presentations and speakers; all professionals in this field of medicine.
  • Special events take place throughout the year.
  • Teas, coffees & refreshments available.

Buddy Network

Are you living through a cancer experience and need extra support and friendship from someone who knows exactly what you are going through?

UCAN has recently launched its Buddy Network in partnership with NHS Grampian.

The Buddy Network allows cancer patients to seek additional support from other patients’ as their advisors, who of course have been through a similar treatment experience. This support network allows patients to seek out the answers to questions, which sometimes medical and nursing staff cannot answer, because they have not been through a similar experience. Or maybe you just want an ear to listen, outwith your family and friends? Allowing you to off-load all your concerns and ask questions without the worry about how loved ones are feeling.

You can meet your buddy for a pint at your local pub, go for a cuppa, speak over the telephone, email each other, or indeed use the Urology Care Centre as your meeting place. What ever is best for you.

We have a database of patient advisors waiting to be your Buddy!

All you have to do is:

1 – Make Contact

2 – Once we have your details we will search for your Buddy, if you feel that your Buddy is a good match, we will send out a letter with your Buddy’s contact details, and then leave it up to you to establish contact.

Additionally you can also use the UCAN Centre to seek additional support.

If you have had a urological cancer and feel that you could offer friendship and compassion to a newly diagnosed cancer patient, please get in touch with Linda, Debbie or Leslie on the contact details above. We will then explain and provide more information about becoming a Buddy Advisor.

You can download a copy of the leaflet here

Please note that the buddy network is unable to offer any medical opinions, diagnosis, or treatment advice. We would therefore advise you to contact your medical practitioner.

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01224 550333

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