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Maidstone Stoma Care
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Medway Ostomy Group Support (MOGS)
Dartford Ostomy Group Support (DOGS)

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Colostomy is not a subject that is openly discussed - hence there is a general lack of public knowledge on what it's like to have a stoma. We offer support, reassurance and practical information to anyone who may be about to have, or already has a colostomy. This website provides assistance to those who are new to living with a colostomy as well as those who have been colostomates for many years. Appropriate support and advice is offered to families and carers both before and after surgery. We really can make a difference - our findings show there are approximately 60,000 colostomates living in the UK and with over 6,400 permanent colostomy operations being performed each year - we need to be here for them.

If you live in the Gillingham area then why not pop-in to the "Medway Ostomy Group Support (MOGS)", they meet on the first tuesday of the month from 1pm - 3pm at the:-
St Marys Island Community Centre,
Island Way West,
St Marys Island,
Chatham Maritime,
ME4 3EP. Map it

We are for Ileostomy, Colostomy, Urostomy, IBD and Internal Pouch Patients and families ... please contact Tracey via e-mail or Mobile 07773-605534

We also have a Dartford Ostomy Group Support (dogs). We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1 -3pm. It's run by Tracey, Sue and John. Contact number is 07948974350. We meet at:-
St Anselms Parish Centre,
89 West Hill,
Kent DA1 2HJ. Map it

Our team Stoma Nurses Judy Mallett & Kirsty Craven via Maidstone Hospital Tel:- 01622-224305

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Future Events These meetings are held in the Academic Centre Opposite the Maidstone Hospital
Meeting dates for 2017 ...

18th February.

13th May

7th October

16th December

Cannabis, cannabinoids and cancer – the evidence so far from Cancer Research UK read more

This booklet has been written (by Irish Cancer Society) to help you understand more about cancer of the bladder. By reading it, you can learn what it means and about its diagnosis and treatment. We hope that it answers some of the questions you may have ... I wish that I had had this when I first got sick. It would have made a big difference for me. Very, very useful information about dealing with the emotional issues of having cancer both for the patient and the family download this PDF file

Bladder Cancer Support UK, is a Facebook "Closed" group
National support group for those with bladder cancer and their carers

Have a look at their website Fight Bladder Cancer full of very usefull information, or buy a wee-shirt to support them.

No, doctors did not “inject HIV into a dying girl” to treat her cancer

Published on Nov 20, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Martin Inderbitzin was 32 years old, with a fresh PhD degree, a new job and about to start a new life when he was suddenly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

The Urology Foundation believes that better research and education brings better treatment, diagnosis and prevention of all urological conditions. These include cancer and diseases of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testes, male infertility, erectile dysfunction and incontinence. click here

Urology Foundation

What Is Bladder Cancer?

Cancer is the growth of abnormal cells in the body. Bladder cancer typically begins in the inner lining of the bladder, the organ that stores urine after it passes from the kidneys. Most bladder cancers are caught early, when treatments are highly successful and the disease has not spread beyond the bladder. But bladder cancer tends to come back, so regular check-ups are important.

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Bladder Cancer


“Being prepared made life easier after my urostomy operation” ... Having a new stoma can take a bit of getting used to. But with the right advice I soon got into the swing of things and found it easy to change my pouches. Here are a few things to bear in mind after your operation.

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Homestyle Positive ... Telephone: 0800 393889
This is the company that I use, (excellent service)

ORCHID ... Fighting Male Cancer

Extensive range of OstoMART Swimwear for both
Ladies and Men

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American Urology Association has just released their new guidance on treating non muscle invasive bladder cancer ... read more

[ Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network ]

BCAN – the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network – is the first (USA) national advocacy organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about bladder cancer; to advancing bladder cancer research; and to providing educational and support services for the bladder cancer community. Founded in May 2005

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) was created in the United States. BCAN (pronounced “Beacon”) was founded by Diane Zipursky Quale and her late husband, John Quale, a bladder cancer patient who died from the disease in 2008.


Bladder cancer is the second most common urological cancer. Every year there are 10,500 new cases diagnosed and 5,000 deaths. It is 2 - 3 times more common in men than women and is generally diagnosed in patients aged 60-80 years old. It is rare below the age of 50.

Bladder Cancer WebCafé

Bladder cancer treatment information, support and resources

Any cancer diagnosis creates a critical crossroad in life.
The goal of this bladder cancer specific website is to help you find answers, relieve some of the fear, reinforce hope and to help you or your loved one find the best path on a difficult journey.

[ european urology ]

European Urology, the official journal of the EAU, has been a prestigious urological forum for over 35 years, and is currently read by more than 20,000 urologists across the globe. With an impact factor of 8.493, the journal has become the leading scientific publication in the field.

Contact us ... Judy & Kirsty ... Tel: 01622-224305

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Want one of these ... Contact Dansac
Tel: Freephone 0800-581117 or


Want one of these ... This opens doors to the disabled public toilets all over the UK.

Contact ... Maidstone
Kent Hse
, King St, it will cost you £3.50 at the time of writing May 2010 

This site does not give medical advice. If you are in any doubt, seek advice from your G.P. stoma nurse or consultant.


The information contained in these pages is not meant to be taken as an endorsement of any medical approach, procedure, or treatment of any kind. If you have symptoms, seek immediate professional medical attention.
The topics here are presented solely as potential options to be discussed with your medical professional.

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