2024 Bladder Cancer Awareness Month Toolkit

We encourage you to use any or all of the social media graphics on this page to share on your platforms to help raise awareness of bladder cancer. Simply right click on the image you want, save it to your computer and share it on your Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram accounts! They are sized perfectly for this.

While you can certainly use your own words in your social media posts, we have provided some suggested language for each in case you need a little inspiration.

When you post, please don’t forget to tag BCAN on our Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.

Thank you for sharing these and helping us spread the word about Bladder Cancer Awareness Month!

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This year, an estimated 83,000 lives will be impacted by a bladder cancer diagnosis. Elevating awareness is crucial for enhancing patient outcomes. By spreading the word, we not only educate but empower individuals and communities to recognize early signs. Together, let’s commit to making a significant impact through awareness. Your voice can light the way to hope and improved outcomes for thousands. Join the movement. Learn more here: https://bcan.org/facing-bladder-cancer/what-is-bladder-cancer/

Every day, 228 people will have their lives rocked with a bladder cancer diagnosis. Earlier detection leads to better outcomes so please share this graphic with someone you love.

Learn more at BCAN.org.

Despite being more common than many realize, bladder cancer often flies under the radar. Yet, there are more Americans living with it than the entire populations of Vermont or Wyoming! This staggering fact underscores the critical need for broader awareness and understanding of what bladder cancer is, its symptoms, and the impact it has on people. By bringing this conversation into the open, we aim to shed light on a disease that impacts so many yet remains relatively unknown. Let’s change that narrative together.  Join us here: https://bcan.org/sign-up-for-emails/

This May, as we mark Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, let’s bring bladder cancer into the spotlight. This disease knows no gender boundaries, yet the impact varies significantly. This year, over 83,000 individuals will be diagnosed with bladder cancer, and men will account for approximately 75% of these cases. However, despite fewer diagnoses, women face more challenging outcomes at every stage.

In the spirit of Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, let’s unite to elevate awareness, uplift those touched by bladder cancer, and strive for improved outcomes for everyone. Together, we can make a difference.

Discover more and join the cause: https://bit.ly/41flSLr

PLEASE SHARE THIS. Despite being the 7th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S., bladder cancer rarely captures the spotlight when there are national conversations about cancer. This silence leaves many unaware of its prevalence and the critical need for early detection and support. Let’s change the narrative and bring bladder cancer into our discussions. Raising awareness can lead to early diagnosis, better outcomes, and a stronger support network for those impacted. It’s time to speak up about bladder cancer and stand together in the fight against this overlooked disease.  More information at BCAN.org.

While bladder cancer may not be on everyone’s radar, it’s a startling reality that it ranks as the fourth most commonly diagnosed cancer among men in the United States. This discrepancy between awareness and prevalence underscores a critical gap in our collective understanding of a disease that impacts countless lives each year. It’s time to elevate our awareness and knowledge of bladder cancer, to ensure that those impacted are not navigating their journey in the shadows. For in-depth information, resources, and ways to support, visit BCAN.org. Together, we can bring bladder cancer into the light, offering hope and help to those in need.

Bladder cancer ranks as the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer among our veterans, a stark reminder of the unique health challenges faced by those who’ve served in uniform. As they’ve stood for us, it’s our turn to stand with them, ensuring they receive the support and care they deserve. The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is at the forefront, advocating for bladder cancer to be recognized as a presumptive illness due to burn pit exposure under the PACT Act. This critical effort aims to secure the necessary healthcare and benefits for affected veterans. Learn more about how you can support our veterans in this fight and about BCAN’s pivotal work at https://bcan.org/find-support/veterans-bladder-cancer/. Together, let’s honor their service with our unwavering support.

Did you know that 7 out of 10 bladder cancer patients live at least five years post-diagnosis? This statistic is a beacon of hope and a testament to the advances in treatment and care. However, our work isn’t done. We must strive to improve survival rates even further, ensuring that every person diagnosed with bladder cancer has the chance for a long, healthy future. For more insights into bladder cancer survival rates, please visit https://bcan.org/survival-rates-for-bladder-cancer/. Together, we can make a difference.

Bladder Cancer Awareness Month is a great time to remember that while the average age of bladder cancer diagnosis is 73, it’s crucial to remember that this disease can impact anyone, at any stage of life. This serves as a reminder not to dismiss symptoms or concerns due to age. Early detection and awareness are key to fighting bladder cancer, regardless of how old you are. Let’s spread the word and ensure everyone knows that bladder cancer doesn’t just concern older people —it’s a condition we all should be informed about. Stay vigilant, stay informed.  Learn more at BCAN.org.

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, a crucial time to remember: NEVER ignore blood in your urine. Though often a symptom of less serious issues, it could also point to bladder cancer. Early awareness is key. Encourage those you care about to get informed. Together, we can save lives through heightened awareness. Act now, learn more, and spread the word: https://bit.ly/414i8f5

In the face of advanced or metastatic bladder cancer, the road can feel uncertain and daunting. It’s a time when support, understanding, and accurate information are more crucial than ever. At BCAN, we stand with everyone navigating this challenging journey, offering a beacon of hope and a community ready to support you. We understand the complexities and the emotional weight of advanced bladder cancer. You’re not alone in this. Our mission is to provide not only the resources and information needed to understand your diagnosis and treatment options but also a compassionate community that truly understands. For more detailed information on advanced bladder cancer and to discover the support and resources available to you, please visit https://bcan.org/what-is-advanced-bladder-cancer/. You have a family in BCAN, ready to walk this journey with you.  

Facing a diagnosis of upper tract urothelial carcinoma (UTUC) can be an unexpected and devastating experience for both patients and their families. Though uncommon, representing only 5-7% of all urothelial carcinoma diagnoses, the impact of UTUC is significant, touching lives with its unique challenges and concerns. At BCAN, we understand the complexities of navigating this less common form of cancer. It’s a journey that can feel isolating, but you’re not alone. We’re here to offer support, guidance, and information to help you and your loved ones understand your diagnosis, explore treatment options, and find a community that understands what you’re going through. For anyone looking for more information about UTUC, we invite you to visit our website: https://bcan.org/what-is-upper-tract-urothelial-carcinoma-utuc/.

Did you know that between 25-30% of bladder cancer diagnoses are for muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC)? This means tumors have invaded the muscle layer of the bladder, marking a more serious stage of the disease. As we recognize Bladder Cancer Awareness Month in May, it’s vital to raise awareness about MIBC. Early detection and prompt treatment are crucial. To learn more about MIBC and how you can help make a difference, please visit: https://bit.ly/3GBAQTo

May is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month and this week, we’re talking about non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, or NMIBC. Did you know that more than 80,000 people are diagnosed with bladder cancer every year in the US and that of them, approximately 3 out of every 4 patients get a diagnosis of NMIBC? Learn what NMIBC is here: https://bit.ly/3MnsZMZ

It is May, Bladder Cancer Awareness Month Navigating the journey of muscle invasive bladder cancer brings many decisions, one of which might be undergoing a radical cystectomy, or the removal of the bladder. This major surgery can feel like a daunting step, marking a significant change in one’s life path.

We hear many stories from our community members who have faced this surgery head-on. While it is indeed life-altering, it’s also a step towards a new chapter. Many patients share with us how they’ve adapted and gone on to live fulfilling lives post-surgery.

If you or a loved one are considering or preparing for a radical cystectomy, we want you to know that you are not walking this path alone. There is a community here at BCAN ready to support you. For more information on bladder removal surgery and the support available, please visit https://bcan.org/bladder-removal-surgery/. In moments of change, let’s remind each other of the strength we carry and the shared hope that guides us forward.

Discover the startling truth: smoking tobacco is the top risk factor for bladder cancer, responsible for half of all cases. Alarmingly, the danger isn’t just for current smokers but extends to former smokers and even those exposed to second-hand smoke.

Think vaping offers a safer alternative? Think again. Emerging studies reveal that both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes heighten bladder cancer risk. Remember, it’s never too late to kick the habit, and doing so could significantly lower your bladder cancer risk.

BCAN is here to enlighten and support anyone affected by bladder cancer. Let this knowledge inspire you or someone you care about to embrace a smoke-free life, paving the way to reduced bladder cancer risk and healthier living for all.

Dive deeper into the link between smoking and bladder cancer: https://bit.ly/3MBT9vH

Receiving a diagnosis of bladder cancer can understandably feel overwhelming. However, it’s important to hold onto hope, especially when caught early. Bladder cancer can be highly treatable, and that’s why spreading awareness about its signs and symptoms is so crucial.

Please share this graphic to help raise awareness. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by bladder cancer, encouraging early detection and supporting those on their journey to recovery.

For more information about bladder cancer, please visit BCAN.org.

Awareness is a powerful tool in our fight against bladder cancer. Knowing the signs and symptoms of this disease is more than just information—it’s a critical step that can lead to earlier diagnoses and significantly better outcomes for patients.

Bladder cancer may not always make its presence known with clear signs, but being vigilant about any changes can make a profound difference. Symptoms like blood in the urine, frequent urination, or pain during urination are key indicators that should not be ignored.

Raising awareness about these signs and symptoms is essential. It empowers each of us to listen to our bodies and seek medical advice when something feels off. This knowledge isn’t just for our own benefit; it’s information we share with friends, family, and our wider community, potentially saving lives through early detection.

Learn more here: https://bcan.org/facing-bladder-cancer/bladder-cancer-signs-symptoms/

Receiving a bladder cancer diagnosis is a moment that can turn lives upside down. Suddenly, you’re thrust into a world filled with medical terms, treatment options, and uncertainty about the future. It’s a moment where time seems to stand still, and a myriad of emotions wash over you—fear, confusion, anger, and disbelief are common initial reactions. Yet, amidst the uncertainty, there’s strength in unity and resilience in the human spirit. This journey is not walked alone. With support, knowledge from BCAN, and courage, every step forward is a step towards healing. Remember, you have a community ready to stand with you. Together, we face the challenges, find hope, and embrace the journey ahead.

Knowledge is power! Do you know the average age at diagnosis of a bladder cancer patient? Test your knowledge by taking our quick and easy 30-second quiz. You might be surprised by what you learn! Click the link to take the quiz now: https://bit.ly/3zXbeN3. Spread the word and challenge your friends and family to take the quiz too. Together, we can raise awareness and fight bladder cancer!

Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to bladder cancer. Early diagnoses can save lives, and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to take our bladder cancer quiz. This quick 5-question quiz is a great way to test your knowledge of this disease and learn how you can help raise awareness. Whether you’re at risk for bladder cancer or just want to learn more, this quiz is for you. So, what are you waiting for? Take the quiz now and help spread the word about bladder cancer: https://bit.ly/3o9nqrE. Together, we can make a difference and save lives.

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This May, let’s shine a light on something incredibly important: Bladder Cancer Awareness. 🎗️ With hundreds of thousands courageously battling this disease right here in the U.S., the power of knowledge has never been more crucial. Understanding the risks, recognizing the symptoms, and knowing the steps for prevention can truly save lives.

Your awareness can be the difference. It can lead to early detection, offering hope and better outcomes for those affected. Let’s unite in this fight, spreading the word far and wide. Check the link in our bio to learn more and become a beacon of hope. Together, we can #BeTheChange. #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth

This week, as part of #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth, we’re spotlighting a crucial fact about bladder cancer that many aren’t aware of. Out of the more than 80,000 people who will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year, more than 70% will have non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC).

Understanding NMIBC is key to grasping the broader fight against bladder cancer. This statistic isn’t just a number—it’s a call to action for awareness, support, and education. 🎗️

Dive deeper into what NMIBC means, its impact, and the advancements in treatment. Knowledge is power, and by educating ourselves and others, we can make a significant difference in the lives of those affected. Check out the link in our bio to learn more. #bladdercancer #cancer #nmibc #7in10

May marks a crucial time of the year, #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth. It’s a moment to shed light on a simple yet profound truth: Blood in your urine is never normal. 🚨 While it might signal various conditions, it’s also one of the earliest and most important warning signs of bladder cancer.

Raising awareness isn’t just about spreading information; it’s about saving lives. By encouraging open conversations and urging our loved ones to pay attention to their health, we’re taking essential steps toward early detection and treatment.

Let this month be a reminder to all of us about the importance of being vigilant and informed. Together, we can make a difference in the fight against bladder cancer. Awareness does indeed save lives!

For more information on bladder cancer, its signs, symptoms, and how you can support awareness, click the link in our bio. Let’s spread the word and protect our health and the health of those we love. #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth #BCAM #neverignorebloodinurine #raiseawareness #earlydetectionsaveslives #healthylifestyle #spreadtheword #BladderCancer #Help #Awareness #bladdercancer

Today marks the first day of #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth, a time dedicated to shining a light on a disease that affects so many yet often goes unnoticed. Throughout May, we aim to amplify the voices of those impacted by bladder cancer, educate our communities on the signs and symptoms, and highlight the importance of early detection.

Bladder cancer is more common than many realize, and awareness can truly save lives. This month, let’s unite in spreading this crucial message. Share this post, tag friends, and start conversations that matter. Your engagement could encourage someone to seek the help they need or push for early diagnosis.

Together, we can break the silence around bladder cancer and create a wave of awareness that has the power to change lives. Let’s make #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth resonate far and wide. Share, tag, discuss, and be a part of this important cause. Every action counts.

May is here, and with it comes a vital opportunity for all of us to join hands in recognizing #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth. This month is dedicated to increasing awareness about bladder cancer, a disease that impacts thousands of lives every year yet still remains in the shadows.
Awareness is a powerful tool in the early detection and treatment of bladder cancer. By talking about it, sharing information, and supporting those who are battling this disease, we can make a real difference. Early detection can lead to more effective treatment, significantly improving outcomes.
This month, let’s commit to learning more, sharing more, and doing more. Whether it’s through social media, a Walk to End Bladder Cancer, or personal conversations, every effort counts. Share your stories, spread the word, and let’s bring bladder cancer into the light where it belongs.
Let’s use #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth to remind everyone that through awareness, education, and support, we can face this challenge together. Join the movement, share this message, and help us turn the tide against bladder cancer. #FightBladderCancer, #EarlyDetectionSavesLives, #BladderCancerAwareness, #SupportCancerPatients

Did you know that while the average age for a bladder cancer diagnosis is 73, this disease does not discriminate by age? Bladder cancer can affect people of all ages, making it crucial for everyone to be aware of the signs and risk factors.

This Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, let’s spread this important message far and wide. Awareness is key to early detection, and early detection can make a significant difference in treatment outcomes. By understanding that bladder cancer isn’t just a concern for the elderly, we can encourage individuals to listen to their bodies and seek medical advice if they notice any symptoms, regardless of their age.

Let’s make every conversation about bladder cancer count this month and beyond.

#BladderCancerAwarenessMonth #KnowTheSigns #HealthForAllAges #EarlyDetectionSavesLives

This Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, discover the startling truth: smoking tobacco is the #1 risk factor for developing bladder cancer and it responsible an astonishing for half of all cases.

Wondering if vaping is a safer alternative? Think again. Emerging studies indicate that both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes may increase the risk of bladder cancer. It’s a stark reminder that it’s never too late to quit. Kicking the habit can significantly lower your bladder cancer risk.

At BCAN, we’re committed to enlightening and supporting anyone touched by bladder cancer. Let this information motivate you or someone you love to lead a smoke-free life. Together, we can pave the way toward reduced bladder cancer risks and healthier living. #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth #SmokeFreeLife #CancerPrevention #QuitSmoking #HealthierLiving #BCAN

Do you think that bladder cancer is rare? Think again. This year, more than 80,000 people will receive a bladder cancer diagnosis and almost 17,000 will not survive their disease.

Every. Six. Seconds. Someone will hear the words, “You have bladder cancer.” That’s devastating. #bladdercancer #notsorare #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth #BCAN

Did you know that early detection of bladder cancer can significantly improve outcomes? Recognizing the signs and symptoms is a life-saving knowledge. This #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth, let’s commit to educating ourselves and others about what to look for.

Blood in the urine, frequent urination, and pain during urination are key symptoms that shouldn’t be ignored. By staying vigilant and spreading awareness, we empower not only ourselves but also our community to seek early intervention.

Awareness leads to early detection, and early detection leads to better outcomes. Let’s use this month to shine a light on bladder cancer and the importance of recognizing its signs early on. Together, we can save lives.

Let’s make every moment count. Learn the signs, listen to your body, and encourage loved ones to do the same. Because when it comes to fighting bladder cancer, knowledge is our best defense.

#BladderCancerAwarenessMonth #KnowTheSigns #EarlyDetectionSavesLives #StayInformed #SaveLives

Bladder cancer, more common than many of us realize, still manages to fly under the radar. Imagine this: there are more Americans living with bladder cancer than the entire populations of Vermont or Wyoming: more than 725,000 people. This shocking statistic highlights the critical need for increased awareness and a deeper understanding of this disease.

As we step into #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth, it’s time to spotlight this often overlooked condition. We’re on a mission to educate, to bring the conversation about bladder cancer into the open, and to dispel the shadows surrounding its diagnosis and treatment.

This month, let’s amplify our efforts to inform and support. By shedding light on the symptoms and impacts of bladder cancer, we can foster a community of awareness and hope. Together, we have the power to change the narrative and make a real difference.

Let’s make this #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth a turning point. Join us in spreading the word, and let’s fight for a future where bladder cancer is no longer an unseen enemy.

#AwarenessIsKey #EducateAndSupport #FightBladderCancer #TogetherWeCan

This May, during Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, it’s crucial to spotlight a startling fact: bladder cancer is the 7th most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, yet it remains shrouded in silence. Too many of us are unaware of its prevalence and the impact it has on thousands of lives each year.

In raising our voices, we can break the silence around bladder cancer. Let’s spread the word, educate ourselves, and share this critical information with someone we love. Awareness is the first step toward change, and by informing others, we contribute to a future where early detection and support are readily available for everyone affected.

Don’t let this important message go unheard. Talk about it, post about it, and let’s ensure that bladder cancer awareness is spread far and wide. Sharing knowledge is an act of love and empowerment. Together, with awareness, we can make a difference.

Share this post with someone you love. Let’s make #BCAM louder than ever this year.

#BladderCancerAwarenessMonth #BCAM #SpreadTheWord #AwarenessSavesLives

This Bladder Cancer Awareness Month, we’re shining a light on a startling statistic: bladder cancer is the 4th most commonly diagnosed cancer among veterans, a rate significantly higher than the general population. This fact underscores the critical need for awareness and early detection within our veteran community.

#BladderCancerAwarenessMonth is more than a hashtag; it’s a call to action. It’s our opportunity to rally support, share vital information, and honor the resilience of those who’ve served our country. By increasing awareness about bladder cancer among veterans, we aim to promote early diagnosis and more effective treatments, ultimately saving lives.

Let’s stand together this month to spread the word far and wide. Educate your friends, family, and especially the veterans in your life about the importance of recognizing symptoms early on. It’s time we give back to those who have given so much.

Please, share this post with someone you love, especially the veterans who deserve to know this crucial information. Together, we can make a difference.

#VeteransHealth #BladderCancerAwareness #SupportOurVeterans #EarlyDetectionSavesLives