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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carol58's Avatar
Yesterday 01:24
Anxiety regarding upcoming cystoscope Sheila, First let me say welcome. You are in my prayers!! This is not an easy process for you nor any of us who have been diagnosed. I remember all to well like it was yesterday. This website is the best place for knowledge and support. I will be praying...
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Yesterday 01:21
AS the 27th Draws Near Thanks Carol Im trying to remain optimistic if I get results I'm not happy with I will deal with it. I'm happy you got good results. I will keep u posted on my TURBT Have a great weekend!
sara.anne's Avatar
Yesterday 18:28
HELP! abnormalities in Bladder The usual procedure is for the uro to do a cystoscopy (look at the bladder with a small ...very small...camera.) If it appears that there might be something there, you are then scheduled for a TURB (transurethral biopsy of the bladder) which is done under...
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Yesterday 18:23
BCG treatment hygiene Copied this from Wikipedia for you Bacillus Calmette–Guérin (historically Vaccin Bilié de Calmette et Guérin commonly referred to as Bacille de Calmette et Guérin or BCG) is a vaccine against tuberculosis that is prepared from a strain of the...
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Yesterday 15:22
Abnormalities in eGFR and creatinine levels Welcome to the Forum! I moved your post so that it has its own title and place. More people will "catch" it here. I am afraid that I can't answer your question, but perhaps someone else can. Sara Anne
AnneH's Avatar
Yesterday 14:42
On my way Cystoscopy! Good luck wishing you good results!! Anne
fighterm's Avatar
22 Oct 2014 23:28
lymphoma patient now suspicion of tcc of the bladd Thanks a lot Sara Anne, your explanation helped me more. BTW, radiation and the chemo (cyclophosphamide of the CHOP regiment) that I had 22 years ago are listed among the causes of tcc. That's why it's scary for me. I love my bladder. I don't want to loose...
GKLINE's Avatar
21 Oct 2014 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...
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