Bladder cancer is more common in men but more lethal in women.
One out of every four new cases of bladder cancer occur in women, but they often have a worse prognosis at every stage of the disease.
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.
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.
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network earned a 4-star rating for the fifth 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 10% of the charities Charity Navigator
evaluates have received at least five consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that BCAN outperforms most other charities in America.
In 2018, BCAN was also recognized as a Charity Navigator’s Top 10 Best Medical Research Organizations.
BCAN has also received Guidestar’s Silver Sal of Transparency.