Get the Facts

BCAN is pleased to provide these plain language tips from patients about what to expect before, during and after common bladder cancer procedures. “Get the Facts” were developed… Read more

Intravesical Therapy

Dr. Neal Shore, a member of BCAN’s Scientific Advisory Board, speaks with a patient. Certain types of bladder tumors are hard to remove using… Read more

Palliative Care

Palliative care is specialized medical care for people with serious illness. This type of care focuses on providing relief from the symptoms and… Read more

Clinical practice guidelines (or simply “guidelines”) are recommendations on how to diagnose and treat disease, like bladder cancer. They are mainly written for doctors, but… Read more

These women have all been diagnosed with bladder cancer.

Women and Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer has long been considered a disease of older men. In 2022, the American Cancer Society estimates more than 81,000… Read more

Bladder Cancer Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a cytotoxic drug. Cytotoxic refers to a substance or process which results in cell damage or cell death. Chemotherapy refers… Read more

Bladder Cancer Immunotherapy

The immune system detects and protects the body from anything it perceives as foreign. This includes viruses, bacteria and even cells that are abnormal because… Read more