Caversham Bridge

Reading Bladder Cancer Support Group

Who are we?

We are a support group for men and women suffering from bladder cancer and, importantly, also for their partners. Support provided includes the opportunity to talk to other members about their treatments and experiences. There is also the opportunity to put questions to our medical guest speakers and our "resident" Royal Berks Hospital (RBH) cancer nurse specialist. Our group was started by the RBH in October 2012 and currently we have around 60 members.

Where and when do we meet

We meet at St Andrews Church Hall at the corner of Craven and London Roads, Reading, RG1 5BD, right next to the main hospital entrance. This is very convenient for our medical speakers from the RBH. We meet monthly on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 2:00pm. At our monthly group meetings we invite a variety of  speakers including  bladder cancer specialists from the RBH.

New members

Many of our members first attend a meeting after diagnosis and before treatment. They find that listening to the experiences of other members is very helpful at this critical time. We warmly welcome new members. Membership is FREE to both patients and partners.

Our aim

Our aim is to provide support for men and women suffering from bladder cancer, and their partners. We achieve this by offering information, support, and help in an informal social setting where members can converse at regular meetings.

Nurse specialists

We work closely with our Royal Berkshire Hospital cancer nurse specialist who attends many of our meetings.

Medical information

The information that we can give is based on the experiences and treatments of members but we always suggest patients see a consultant for advice on treatment specific to them.


The Reading Bladder Cancer Support Group has been running since October 2012 and now has around 60 male and female members, including partners


Chairman: Rob Stanton - Tel 0118 9328207

Ken Livett - Tel 0118 9695178
Barbara Chandler - Tel 07912 846984