Canadian Perspectives on Bladder Cancer with Michelle Colero and Cassandra Schooley


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In Episode 41 of Bladder Cancer Matters, host Rick Bangs talks with Michelle Colero and Cassandra Schooley, both of Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC). Michelle is the organization’s Executive Director and Cassandra is its Communications Specialist.

Michelle Colero

Rick, Michelle and Cassandra talk about:

  • The history of collaboration between BCAN and Bladder Cancer Canada
  • The inquiries that BCC has fielded from Americans traveling to, seeking medical care in or working in Canada
  • Bladder cancer awareness campaigns that BCC has run
  • Differences between the Canadian and U.S. healthcare systems
  • Why so many Canadian doctors and nurses are leaving their country to work in the United States
  • Inequalities that exist in the Canadian healthcare system
  • How Canada has greatly improved their supply of BCG
  • How the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition works with BCAN and BCC
Cassandra Schooley

Bladder Cancer Canada is the first and only Canadian patient advocacy organization dedicated to bladder cancer issues. You can learn more about them here.

You can also reach them by phone at 1-866-674-8889 or via email at

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