Bladder Cancer Briefs August 30, 2023

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Bladder Cancer Glossary

BCAN has created a glossary to help patients and caregivers find and understand specialized words used in regard to bladder cancer. Coming across numerous unfamiliar terms can be confusing especially for those who are newly diagnosed.

Our current glossary consists of over 100 bladder cancer terms, some of which are linked to more information such as neobladder, a new bladder usually constructed out of a piece of intestine and attached to the urethra. This is placed in the position that had been occupied by the bladder before it was removed because of disease.