About us

Our objective

Our objective is to provide free advice and support to existing and new bladder cancer patients, their carers and their partners. We achieve this by offering experience-based information, support and help in an informal social setting where members can converse at regular meetings. We offer a 'befriending' service for newly diagnosed patients who are awaiting or undergoing treatment. We support the work of the Royal Berkshire Hospital urology department. 

Nurse specialists

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

New members

Many of our members first attend a meeting after diagnosis but before treatment. They find that hearing about the experiences of other members can very helpful at this confusing and worrying time.

Medical information

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

Warm welcome

We warmly welcome new patients and their partners. Membership is FREE.

Monthly meetings

At our monthly group meetings we invite a variety of  speakers including  bladder cancer specialists and nursing staff from the Royal Berkshire Hospital.


The Reading Bladder Cancer Support Group was founded in October 2012. The group has around 30 male and female members including carers and partners. We became a registered charity number 1176470 in January 2018.