Get the Facts About Bladder Cancer

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 with guidance by BCAN’s Survivorship Working Group.

What do they use to diagnose bladder cancer?

What is a cystoscopy? | Cistoscopia (español)

What does a urine test do?

Urine testing and bladder cancer | Análisis de orina (español)

What do they use to treat bladder cancer?

What is a TURBT? | TURBT (español)

What is BCG and how is it used?

What is BCG? | Tratamiento BCG (español)

What if my bladder cancer (NMIBC) returns after BCG?

What if my non-muscle invasive bladder cancer returns after BCG treatment?

What is a radical cystectomy (bladder removal)?

What is a radical cystectomy? | Cistectomia radical (español)

What types of urinary diversions are there?

What is an ileal conduit? Conducto Ileal (español)

What is an Indiana Pouch ? | Bolsa de Indiana (español)

What is a neobladder?  | Neovejiga (español)

What is immunotherapy?

What is Immunotherapy? | Immunoterapia (español)

How is advanced or metastatic bladder cancer treated?

What is advanced bladder cancer? | ¿Que es el cáncer de vejiga avanzado (español)? 

How is advanced bladder cancer treated? | Tratando el cáncer de vejiga avanzado (español)

What is palliative care?

What is palliative care? | Cuidado paliativo (español)

What is Upper Tract Urothelial Carcinoma (UTUC)?

What is UTUC?

Expert Explanations are also available for the following topics:

Bladder Preservation with Combined-Modality Therapy (CMT) | An Expert Explanation (English)

Preservación de Vejiga con La Terapia Trimodal (TMT) (español)

Expert Explanation | Intravesical Therapy with BCG

Explicación del Experto de Terapia Intravesical (español)