KNOW THE FACTS
Bladder cancer is the 6th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States – 4th among men and 11th among women. Bladder cancer has a 50% – 80% recurrence rate.
In 2019, over 80,000 people will be newly diagnosed and more than 17,000 are expected to die from the disease. There are over six hundred thousand people living with bladder cancer in the United States. Women are more likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer later and have a worse prognosis than men at almost every stage of the disease.
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The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is the leading voice of bladder cancer. We are a community of survivors, caregivers, family members, and medical professionals. Our mission is to increase public awareness about bladder cancer, advance bladder cancer research, and provide educational and support services for the bladder cancer community. BCAN has always believed that patients should be educated, informed and active partners in their treatments. Our resources are meant to help patients know more about their disease and treatment options.
BCAN’s free resources include:
Bladder Cancer Basics: Request your free copy to learn about 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 available, including recently approved immunotherapies, as well as resources for the proactive patient. Available in English and Spanish.
To download a PDF of the handbook, please click here
To have a copy of the handbook mailed to you, please click here
Get the Facts: Our plain language tip sheets from our patients about what to expect before, during and after common bladder cancer procedures. This resource was developed with guidance by BCAN’s Survivorship Group.
Patient Insight Webinars: BCAN’s live programs bring the experts to you and even allow you to ask questions from the comfort of your home. Archived recordings are always available as well as transcripts with slides to print or share.
Clinical Trials Dashboard: Search for bladder cancer research trials that are open around the country. You can search by patient diagnosis and by state, save and even send information about specific trials to your loved ones or to your doctor.
BCAN Connection: This support line for patients, caregivers, family members, survivors and co-survivors is open year-round, except for holidays. Volunteers are able to provide support for callers from anywhere in the United States.
Call 1-888-901-2226 (BCAN) – Ext. 207
Survivor 2 Survivor: This program offers phone support to newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients. Bladder cancer survivors and caregivers volunteer for this program, sharing their experience, answering patient questions and, most importantly, offering hope.
Call 1-888-901-2226 (BCAN) – Ext. 212