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Mike’s New Normal Story

In 2016, at age 58, I was noticing changes:  I needed to urinate more frequently, my stream wasn’t as strong and I was waking up several times each night. It seemed like the natural aging progression.  When small ribbons of blood appeared in my urine, I contacted my physician.  The urinalysis

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Susan’s Immunotherapy Story

“In December of 2004 I had serious bleeding and we went right to the emergency room.  I had a cystoscopy immediately, and received a diagnosis of bladder cancer. The doctor who made the diagnosis felt it was serious enough that I needed the level of care that a major medical center

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Couple Roger & Karen – both battle the disease

Karen and Roger live and work in the Washington, DC metro area.  Karen’s bladder cancer diagnosis came in 2010; Roger’s in 2016.  Before that, they were both blessed with good health and have always been very busy with family and friends.  They raised two sons and had always enjoyed intimate

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Diane & John Quale

My husband, John Quale, was diagnosed with bladder cancer in May 2000—he was 53, and I was 43. Our lives changed forever on that day.  Like the majority of patients diagnosed with bladder cancer, we had never heard of the disease before, nor did we know of anyone else who

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