The American Bladder Cancer Society was born from the hope of survivors of this often overlooked and underserved disease that the future could be made easier for those that came after them.

When faced with a diagnosis of bladder cancer, you and those that care about you are thrown into a freighting place where knowledge is potentially lifesaving. How do you even know what applies to you when you do not even know the questions to ask, what is the difference between stage 1 and 2, what is a cystoscopy? Here you will find many bladder cancer related links, definitions, and overviews on different subjects. Read more...


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GKLINE's Avatar
Yesterday 17:25
Scared Again I call the Vulcan mind meld to so it's thing! George
Cynthia's Avatar
20 Oct 2014 16:09
BCG shortage?! Merck had a problem in their production of BCG earlier in the year shutting down production until they corrected the problem under The FDA guidelines. As they are the major producers of BCG in the world at this point this has caused problems and major worry...
pugs's Avatar
20 Oct 2014 01:45
Bladder removal I am not a great candidate and never do any very active activities or wear any dresses or jeans. I am wondering about the remark about sleeping thru the night. I know very little specifics about the conduit and am wondering if it is limited volume. Does it...
FlamingoKid's Avatar
20 Oct 2014 00:03
Indiana Pouch Leakage My RC was in June 2013, I had some complications and had a ileostomy reversal & Abdominal wall reconstruction in May of 2014 I find I must cath every two and a to three hour in the daytime to stay dry. I can go 3 to sometimes 4 hours at night.
pugs's Avatar
18 Oct 2014 15:31
Bladder removal It looks like surgery is in my near future and I would like to hear from anyone who has had this done. I have 50/50 chance of it coming back and with the surgery it is 70% curative. Mine is a rare and aggressive type(of course!). Oncologist say looks like...
Alan's Avatar
18 Oct 2014 02:39
Newbie! I\'m checkin\' in.... I am free 6.5 years out!
Alan's Avatar
17 Oct 2014 13:58
BCG treatment hygiene As Diane said BCG doesn't need a bio hazard approach. My URO even chuckled when I first asked about the danger and he answered "If it were that dangerous wouldn't allow myself or staff handle it"! Bleach is still a good idea in the toilet to be safe. We used...
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17 Oct 2014 08:38
Muscle invasive Bladder Cancer Hi,and sorry you and your dad have had to come to us. The definitive test to check on how deep the cancer has spread was the op carried out already by laser. This has removed the tumour but shows that cancerous cells have penetrated through part of the...
GKLINE's Avatar
16 Oct 2014 14:59
Anxiety regarding upcoming cystoscope The FISH test is a cell test that is usually done for prostate cancer. i guess it can be used for bc. It measures cancer cells. If the number is too high, then they have to look further. I have a FISH test each time I go in for my annual checkup at the...
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