Bladder Cancer Basics Handbooks

Request BCAN’s Patient Handbooks

BCAN’s updated Bladder Cancer Basics handbooks for patients and caregivers are available, free of charge. The different publications and download links are below. These handbooks offer a variety of information about the disease including the types of tests used to diagnose bladder cancer, what it means to “stage” and “grade” the disease, an overview of the types of treatments prescribed, including recently approved immunotherapies, as well as resources for the proactive patient. The caregiver guide offers information about the unique challenges faced by bladder cancer caregivers.

These handbooks helps you learn about your diagnosis and treatment options to enable you, with the help of your medical team, to make informed choices about your continued medical care.

Bladder Cancer Basics Handbook

  • For Patients

    To download a PDF of the handbook, please click here.

  • For Caregivers

    BCAN has developed an online and print Tips for Caregivers Handbook in collaboration with BCAN’s Bladder Cancer Carer Committee to support bladder cancer patient caregivers with helpful tools and resources to navigate these challenging journeys. This resource is accompanied by a copy of Bladder Cancer Basics, both are available free of charge.

    To download a PDF of the handbook, please click here.

  • For Print Copies

    To have a copy of these handbooks mailed to you, please click here.

  • For Healthcare Professionals

    Healthcare professionals who are interested in ordering BCAN’s patient educational materials, including brochures and handbooks, please click here.

    Many thanks to the doctors, nurses, and BCAN volunteers who contributed to the content of the booklet.

*BCAN thanks our sponsors for making this new edition of Bladder Cancer Basics possible: CX Bladder, EMD Serono/Pfizer, Genentech, Merck. Photocure, and Urogen.

*BCAN thanks our sponsors for making the new Tips for Caregivers booklet possible: EMD Serono, Photocure, and Urogen .