A caregiver plays an important role in supporting a person with bladder cancer. He or she often provides physical, emotional, and practical care on a daily or as-needed basis. Providing this support can become a caregiver’s sole focus, especially when a family member or friend is undergoing a long treatment plan.
Bladder cancer can be uncomfortable to talk about because it can cause changes in intimate parts of the body, such as embarrassing symptoms, urinary function and one’s sex life and sexuality. That’s one reason so many people know so little about bladder cancer even though it is the sixth most frequent cancer in the U.S. The Say Something: Navigating Challenging Bladder Cancer Conversations will help you talk about bladder cancer with your loved ones, doctors, nurses and others.
“As bladder cancer is one of the most expensive cancers to treat, the financial toxicity that can accompany this diagnosis is a source of concern for both the patient and their family. BCAN is pleased to see the HealthWell Foundation recognizes this need and can now provide critical financial assistance to a population that has otherwise been ignored,” notes Andrea Maddox-Smith, Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network CEO.
To determine your eligibility and apply for financial assistance, visit HealthWell’s Bladder and Urothelial Cancers Fund page.