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Bladder Cancer Basics for the Newly Diagnosed


BCAN Patient Handbook - Bladder Cancer Basics for the Newly Diagnosed BCAN’s first handbook for newly diagnosed patients is now available, free of charge. This handbook helps patients learn about their diagnosis and treatment options to enable them, with the help of their medical team, to make informed choices about their continued medical care.The handbook offers a variety of information about the disease including the types of tests used to diagnose bladder cancer, what it means to “stage” and “grade” the disease, an overview of the types of treatments prescribed, as well as resources for the proactive patient.

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Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and BCAN volunteers who contributed to the content of the booklet: Marianne Borch, R.N., Dale Heffler, Cheryl Lee, M.D., Edward Messing, M.D., Staci Mitchell, R.N., Michael O’Donnell, M.D., Mark Soloway, M.D., Cindy Soloway, and Walter Stadler, M.D. Illustrations are courtesy of Javier Gonzalez, M.D. The handbook is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GE Healthcare.

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