There are many resources available for better understanding bladder cancer. BCAN provides patient tip sheets, educational programs such as webinars and videos, helpful links for more information, a glossary of bladder cancer terms and answers to frequently asked questions.
|View this video series featuring bladder cancer survivors discussing life after radical cystectomy.|
|The Patient Insight Webinar Series is led by experts in the field and explores bladder cancer topics in depth. Each live webinar includes a Q&A session. Webinars are archived and can be accessed by the public 24/7. To view past webinars or find upcoming sessions, click here.|
|“Conversations: Let’s Talk About Bladder Cancer” asks the questions that patients or caregivers may be reluctant to ask. The talk show format videos are hosted by Diane Zipursky Quale, BCAN President and Co-Founder. Current topics include sexual function, fear of recurrence, and the proper use of BCG. View the videos here.|
|BCAN Connection is an information and referral line staffed fully by BCAN volunteers. The phone line provides practical information and resources in the local community to assist bladder cancer patients and their loved ones. To access the program, call 1-888-901-2226 (BCAN) ext. 207.|
|Survivor2Survivor connects newly diagnosed patients with another survivor who has undergone similar treatment. The volunteer survivors provide their firsthand account of life with a bladder cancer diagnosis. To access the program, call 1-888-901-2226 (BCAN) ext. 207.|
|BCAN’s online community hosted by Inspire is a great resource for patients and loved ones. Members can anonymously ask questions and connect with other impacted by a bladder cancer diagnosis. To access the community click here.|
|Join BCAN’s Patient Survey Network to share your ideas about the most important topics of research in bladder cancer.
For more information click here.
Click here to see the Patient Survey Network flyer
To get involved email PSN@bcan.org or call 301-215-9099
Increase Bladder Cancer Awareness
Download fact sheets to help increase awareness about bladder cancer in your community.
|There are more than 250,000 of “Bladder Cancer Basics for the Newly Diagnosed” in print. Patients and loved ones can request a copy or instantly download the handbook. Medical professionals can bulk order free copies but must pay shipping and handling. To access the handbook, click here.|
Information about what it’s like to experience different procedures and treatments for bladder cancer, from a bladder cancer patient perspective. These tips include things other patients wished they had known before starting a procedure, suggestions for coping after a procedure, and questions a patient might want to ask the doctor. Click here to see the Patient Tip Sheets.
Locate a support group in your own community. Click here to view a list of independent support groups across the U.S.
Find more resources on information about bladder cancer symptoms and treatment options as well as support services for cancer survivors. To see helpful links click here.
Find definitions for some commonly used terms associated with bladder cancer. To see the glossary click here.
Read answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about bladder cancer. To see the frequently asked questions click here.