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Stories

Diane & John Quale

My husband, John Quale, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in May 2000—he was 53, and I was 43. Our lives changed forever on that day.  Like the majority of patients diagnosed with bladder cancer, we had never heard of the disease before, nor did we know of anyone else who

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Lynn

Diagnosed in 2011 at age 53 with muscle invasive bladder cancer  In early May of 2011, I noticed blood in my urine. At first I thought this might be a sign of menopause. Then I recalled that a neighbor nine years earlier had thought that the blood in her urine

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Anna

Diagnosed in 2008 at age 41 with bladder cancer  In August, 2008, I was diagnosed with bladder cancer. At the time, I was a 41-year-old physically fit non-smoker and, like most, thought that bladder cancer was a disease that only affected male senior citizens. Before my diagnosis, following a bout

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Nancy

Diagnosed with Stage 1, high grade bladder cancer in 2008  My story may sound like the fastest bladder cancer diagnosis in history but please read to the end. Coming home from a family reunion on Saturday, January 5, 2008 (dates are forever etched into our memories and become as important

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Pat

Diagnosed in 2010 at age 65 with Stage III bladder cancer Key message: Missed diagnosis, be your own advocate My experience has taught me to be my own advocate. It began close to two years prior to my diagnosis. I started having to get up at night to go to

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