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Who we are

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is a community of patients, caregivers, survivors, advocates, medical and research professionals united in support of people touched by bladder cancer.

Since our founding in 2005, BCAN has been on the front-lines advocating for greater public awareness and increased funding for research to identify effective treatments and eventually, a cure.

What we do

Each year, we provide thousands of patients, caregivers and the medical community with the educational resources and support services they need to navigate their journey. We work collaboratively with the medical and research professionals who are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and empower the patient community by allowing them to share experiences with others, and to participate in building awareness of the need for a cure.

Dave’s Story: My Journey With Bladder Cancer

This article is for those who are about to embark on this journey, or those working with patients dealing with bladder cancer. Why read it? Simple. Knowledge is power. In this case, knowing what may lie ahead when your body has become the home for cancer cells is important. Hopefully,

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Wendy’s Story: My Dad Was the Sun and the Moon and the Stars

My dad, Simon Lowy, was born July 3, 1929, in the Bronx, NY, to Helen and David Lowy. He had one brother. My dad played ball on the streets—stick ball—they used the sewer tops as the bases. My dad had many friends growing up. When he was older, his family

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Annmarie’s Story: I don’t have a bag, I have a prosthetic bladder

I am a schoolteacher at a high school in Mashpee, Massachusetts. I started to have symptoms in May 2018. I was at school and I got a sharp pain in my kidney area and I thought, “Oh, kidney stones.” I knew something wasn’t right. I’m not one that runs to

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BCAN's Recognition

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network earned a 4-star rating for the seventh consecutive year from Charity Navigator,  This is their highest possible rating and indicates that BCAN adheres to best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Only 7% of the charities Charity Navigator evaluates have received at least five consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that BCAN outperforms most other charities in America.

BCAN has also received Guidestar’s Silver Seal of Transparency.

 

Bladder Cancer Matters Podcast

Episode 3 of
"Bladder Cancer Matters"
podcast:
 
What You Need to Know About COVID Vaccines
and Bladder Cancer

 

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