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Get the Facts

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 the Survivorship Working Group.

Bladder Cancer Diagnosis:

Get the Facts | Cystoscopy(English)| Cistoscopia (Espanol)

Bladder Cancer Treatments:

Get the Facts | TURBT (English) | TURBT (Espanol)

Get the Facts | BCG (PDF)| BCG (Espanol)

Cystectomy & Urinary Diversions:

Get the Facts |Radical Cystectomy (English) | Cistectomia Radical (Espanol)

Get the Facts | Ileal Conduit (English) | Conducto Ileal (Espanol)

Get the Facts | Indiana Pouch (English) | Bolsa de Indiana (Espanol)

Get the Facts | Neobladder(English) | Neovejiga (Espanol)

Treating Advanced/Metastatic Disease:

Get the Facts | Immunotherapy (English) | Immunoterapia (Espanol)

Get the Facts | Palliative Care (English) | Cuidados Paliativos (Espanol)


Expert Explanations are available for the following topics:

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

Preservacion de Vejiga con La Terapia Trimodal (TMT) (Espanol)

Expert Explanation | Intravesical Therapy with BCG (English)

Explanacion del Experto de Terapia Intravesical (Espanol)

Bladder Cancer Environmental Risk Factors (English)

Factores de Riesgo Ambiental para Cancer de Vejiga (Espanol)


Additional Resources: 

Smoking Cessation (sponsored by CVS)

Walk with BCAN, Talk with BCAN

Please join us for two exciting virtual events
in October 2020

Fall Virtual Walk to End Bladder Cancer
October 3, 2020 at 11:00 am ET

Virtual Summit for Patients and Families
October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm ET