Raising awareness

Sharing ideas for raising public awareness of bladder cancer.


Time to Sign Up for the Charlotte Bladder Cancer Walk!

  • By NL · New reply 3:23 pm
  • 6 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 ...

BCG Diet

  • By B----- · New reply yesterday at 2:52 pm
  • 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 yesterday at 1:12 pm
  • 5 replies
  • 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
  • 2 replies
  • 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 ...

Just 10 Minutes Of Your Time Could Improve Bladder Cancer Awareness

  • By RickB · New reply April 11, 2014
  • 35 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 ...

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 ...

We Need Your Help - Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

  • By BCAN_Staff · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • We need your help to pass the resolution recognizing May as National Bladder Cancer Awareness Month. By passing the resolution, we hope to increase public awareness about the disease and empower those ...

Akron, OH Walk I'm in are you?

  • By Tamlin · New reply April 6, 2014
  • 4 replies
  • Several of us from this group are participating in the Akron BCAN Walk on May 3, we would love to have you join us. It is great to meet others who have walked the path you are on. Please sign up to join ...

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month - Update and Action

  • By BCAN_Staff · New reply April 4, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • As many of you may know, public awareness of bladder cancer is terribly low. BCAN, along with the support of many dedicated volunteers and patient advocates have been working to change this. Our first ...

Charlotte Area Support Group Meeting

  • By NL · Posted April 2, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • The Charlotte Area Bladder Cancer Support Group will meet on Tuesday, April 8th, at 1:30 p.m. at Levine Cancer Institute on 1021 Morehead Medical Drive. We'll be in room 2323. If you live in Charlotte ...

Charlotte Area is Walking!!!

  • By NL · New reply April 2, 2014
  • 6 replies
  • The Charlotte, NC, area will be walking on May 3rd to raise awareness of bladder cancer and BCAN's commitment to enhancing research. The support group that meets at Levine Cancer Institute and the surrounding ...


  • By MargePA · New reply April 1, 2014
  • 46 replies
  • I have heard on so many occasions....."I have bladder cancer, BUT DON'T TELL ANYONE"..... Could someone explain this to me? I really want to understand why people feel this way. I can honestly say that ...

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