UPDATE on Camp Lejeune Water Contamination and Bladder Cancer

January 19, 2017
by Stephanie Chisolm

Between 1957 and 1987, people serving or living at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, were potentially exposed to drinking water contaminated with industrial solvents, benzene, and other chemicals. This chemical exposure may have led to adverse health conditions.On 1/13/2017 – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)  published regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of bladder cancer and seven other diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. Read more here: VA’s Rule Establishes a Presumption of Service Connection for Diseases Associated with Exposure to Contaminants in the Water Supply…

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BCAN Launches Winter Webinar Series!

December 13, 2016
by Stephanie Chisolm

Wondering what to do on chilly winter nights this January and February? Wish you knew more about bladder cancer? Sign up now for our Bladder Cancer 2017 Winter Webinar Series. We bring the experts to you! You don’t even have to shovel the walk or leave your home to join us for these free Patient Insight Webinars. Make some hot chocolate, grab a blanket and your computer. Leading bladder cancer experts will answer your questions about pathology, bladder removal, and sexuality. To see the full details and to register Click here   Share this page:

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Scenes from the Summit!

November 9, 2016
by Stephanie Chisolm

The first annual BCAN Leadership Summit took place this October. More than 60 patient advocates from as far away as Washington State traveled to Rockville, Maryland, for the event. The Bladder Cancer Leadership Summit was designed to engage, educate and energize bladder cancer survivors and volunteers. Participants attended BC–A–N How-To Workshops.  Learning how to communicate to raise awareness in a digital world; advocate on behalf of the bladder cancer community; and navigate the current healthcare system to help bladder cancer patients receive the best care. Take a moment to check out the slide presentations (in blue) listed below each presenter:     Mark Story…

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One woman, two stories…

July 5, 2016
by Stephanie Chisolm

Writer and BCAN volunteer patient advocate Renata Khoshroo Louwers shares her personal perspective after her first husband Ahmad was diagnosed with Stage IV bladder cancer.

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