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  • Remembering Dad – A Daughter’s Tribute

    About 75,000 people live in Kalamazoo, Michigan. That’s about the same number of folks that will be stricken with bladder cancer this year. 56,000 men will get this disease and more than 11,000 of them will die. My Dad did, after a valiant three-year battle.
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  • Battling Barons Conquering Bladder Cancer- One Day at a Time

    On Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm, BCAN will host a Bladder Cancer Awareness Night at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School with the family and friends of the late Jeffrey Van Grack.
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  • BCAN Inspire Web Community: “Together, We Are Better.”

    One year after my radical cystectomy, in November 2007, the BCAN Inspire web community was launched. Bladder cancer survivors, partners, caregivers, family, and friends finally had a place to get answers to the questions that I had asked; to ask other questions like them, no matter how personal; to share good news and bad; to offer tips and tricks that make life as a bladder cancer survivor easier and more complete; and to give and get comfort during difficult times.
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  • Bladder cancer is the sixth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S.
  • More than 72,000 new cases of bladder cancer are expected to be diagnosed in 2013.
  • Approximately 15,000 people will die from the disease this year alone.
  • Bladder cancer is three times more common in men than in women.
  • One in 42 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer during their lifetime.
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