Raising awareness

Sharing ideas for raising public awareness of bladder cancer.


Our own, KimberlySC, is in the news

  • By balihigh · New reply 9:16 am
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  • Many of you have met Kimberly Sanders at the NC Picnic. She has attended 3 of them, the first time just prior to her surgery. She is KimberlySC here. Great article in her local newspaper. We celebrate ...

Boston, MA Area

  • By akalambkin · New reply yesterday at 10:38 pm
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  • Are there any fundraising walks going on in the Boston, MA area ...

Time to Sign Up for the Charlotte Bladder Cancer Walk!

  • By NL · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Bladder Cancer Friends, If you live anywhere near Charlotte, NC, now is the time to sign up for the Bladder Cancer Walk on May 3rd! We want a large group to walk and raise money for research as well as ...

How to donate to Bladder Cancer research?

  • By blather · New reply April 22, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • I'm in my last months. I'd like to ask my friends to support bladder cancer research in lieu of flowers or in my name. Is there a specific recognized group or groups? My wife is angry that breast cancer ...

SWFlorida is walking on May 3

  • By Karego · New reply April 22, 2014
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  • Calling all SW Florida, and any North Central area members - There's still time to register to walk with us on the 3rd of May at 7:30 a.m. Our walk will be at the -- Bell Tower Shops Center, 13499 US ...

Just 10 Minutes Of Your Time Could Improve Bladder Cancer Awareness

  • By RickB · New reply April 20, 2014
  • 38 replies
  • You can be an agent of change for bladder cancer awareness with just 10 minutes of your time. But will you? I’m asking because that is all the time it takes to ask your House representative to vote YES ...

Central Ohio BCAN Walk!

  • By Harleygirl55 · Posted April 20, 2014
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  • Only two weeks to go til May 3 when we will be walking to raise bladder cancer awareness in central Ohio. Our walk will start at 9 AM on Sunbury square, meeting at 28 East Cherry Street, Sunbury, Ohio ...

San Diego BCAN walk, May 3 rd AND 5 yrs CLEAR!

  • By Survivor52 · New reply April 20, 2014
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  • Hi all! First I want to share some positive news for all you BCGers! I had Ta high grade dx in 2009. I just had me 5 yr CLEAR cystoscopy at UCSD! I have not had any recurrences-so know that this IS possible ...

BCG Diet

  • By B----- · New reply April 17, 2014
  • 8 replies
  • Is there anything to eat (drink) or not while recieveing BCG??? 2nd BCG this Morning and so far so good... I was told clear liquid is best and fruit juce tends to iritate your bladder ...

Blue Light

  • By mustacoyna · New reply April 17, 2014
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  • Does anyone know the cost of blue-light cystoscopy ..... out-of-pocket cost when insurance won't cover the cost. I would like to do it if I don't have to sell my house to pay for it. ???? estimate/roughly ...

Philly is walking May 3rd

  • By piledriver · New reply April 15, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Join the Phightin Philadelphians on May 3rd as we work to raise awareness and beat this monster Bladder Cancer! If you live in the area please register and join us at the Kimmel Cancer Center.if you don't ...

Early Detection

  • By JanHA · New reply April 14, 2014
  • 11 replies
  • I think there are simple inexpensive policies that could save bladders and lives. My diagnosis was delayed at least 6 months, and a simple urinalysis early on would have saved me. I had several urine ...

Cancer Returns - Cardinal George requests a successor

  • By Rj02OC12 · New reply April 14, 2014
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  • FYI: The story at the link below is mostly about Cardinal George requesting the Vatican to name his successor but the final paragraphs reveal that he survived bladder cancer eight years ago and was diagnosed ...

Family History

  • By f068467 · New reply April 12, 2014
  • 9 replies
  • 2 of my brothers and I have been diagnosed with bladder cancer. I understand this is unusual. Might we have been exposed to something when we were growing up ...

Be Vigilant! Don't EVER forget your check ups!

  • By balihigh · New reply April 10, 2014
  • 20 replies
  • This article really shook me up. I don't know this man but his bladder cancer recurred almost 10 years after his neobladder surgery. I have become a little cocky thinking that after 5 years, I was home ...


  • By MargePA · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 31 replies
  • Gifts are generally given on days of celebration….birthdays, graduations, weddings, Christmas. In light of this, I am torn and confused by the idea of giving a gift to my late husband on a day that is ...

Exciting idea I just had...we can scale up UA screenings, save more lives!!

  • By ReadyToBeSoAlive · New reply April 9, 2014
  • 19 replies
  • Inspire staff, BCAN staff.. BCAN members, urologists, health care workers, general public let's put this doable thing into action today!: Simply: Outreach to all the Hazeldens, AODA clinics, drug screening ...

Quick Survey - Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer

  • By BCAN_Staff · Posted April 8, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • We posted this survey back in August, but the working group chairs asked if we could post it again. If you haven't taken the survey, please take a minute to do so. The Standardization of Care Working ...

I want to organize a 5k to raise awareness, but not sure where to start?

  • By MissKariAnne · New reply April 8, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Has anyone organized/directed their own race? My step dad lost his battle with bladder cancer in October of 2005. I have always wanted to do something to honor his memory so last year I started running ...

Join me at the Triangle (NC) Support Group

  • By balihigh · New reply April 7, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Tomorrow I will be speaking at the Triangle Support Group in Chapel hill, NC. My message will be about the importance of meeting others when diagnosed with cancer and my personal experience with bladder ...

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