Information About Bladder Cancer

What is bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer occurs when cells in the bladder start to grow out of control. Bladder cancer most often begins in the urothelial cells that line the inside of your bladder. 

How common is bladder cancer?

Bladder cancer is the 4th most common cancer in men.

83,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2021

Blood in the urine is the most common sign of bladder cancer.

Who is the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network?

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) is a community of patients, caregivers, survivors, advocates, medical and research professionals united in support of people touched by bladder cancer, the sixth-most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States. Each year, we provide thousands of patients, caregivers and the medical community with the educational resources and support services they need to navigate their journeys.

How can I get involved?

We welcome new members of our community. There are multiple ways to get involved with BCAN. You can:

For additional information about the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, please contact us by email or call us at 301-215-9099.