Blood in your pee?
See your GP.
Welcome to BEAT Bladder Cancer Australia. We hope our patient-friendly information helps you feel informed, supported and inspired on your bladder cancer journey.
In 2019 there were 1,209 deaths from
bladder cancer in Australia.
We want to change that.
If detected early, the risk of dying from bladder cancer is substantially decreased.
We have launched a major new awareness campaign ‘Blood in your pee? See your GP’.
Watch out for a social media blitz, mainstream media ads, posters in toilets, and shopping centre digital screens.
Help us spread the word.
Patient & Carer Support
We are proud to offer the most comprehensive range of patient & carer support services ever available to bladder cancer patients in Australia.
We have collaborated with Cancer Council and Rare Cancers Australia to provide a range of existing services as well as exciting new services. These offer emotional and practical support, as well as bladder cancer specific advise & support.
Anna's Story - Our Inspiration
Anna Lynch was 45, a mother of two young children and a loving wife to Adam. In September 2017, after a 14-month battle with bladder cancer, she tragically passed away.
Anna showed none of the typical bladder cancer risk factors – she was fit and healthy, a practicing nutritionist, and a very calm person.
Despite the best medical care available, Anna’s battle was – at every stage – the ‘worst case scenario’. She endured a radical cystectomy with neobladder, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy, but there was just no getting ahead of the disease.
“Anna was my wife. I am so very proud of her grace, her bravery, her thoughtfulness for others, her strength, and her unwavering positivity. During her illness, she inspired so many people to see the beauty that is all around us; and to slow down, to stop ‘doing’ and just ‘be’ - this was her legacy.
Anna was the inspiration for the creation of BEAT Bladder Cancer Australia Inc. We are here because of her. We are here to help prevent this tragic story from tearing apart the lives of other families.”
- Adam Lynch, Anna’s husband and President of BEAT Bladder Cancer Australia Inc.