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Non-Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Stories

Carlos’s Story: Bladder Cancer Didn’t Stop Me

It was in the fall of 2016 when I noticed that sometimes my urine would have a slight discoloration. It was very subtle, just a light pink tinge that would only happen occasionally. I really did not think anything of it. At that time I was doing a lot of

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Glenn’s Story: My Mother Had Bladder Cancer, I Had Bladder Cancer

In the summer of 2009, I began having trouble urinating and voiding. At the time I was 54 and thought “Well, maybe it’s the prostate or something,” but it eventually went away. My family and I took a trip in the fall and I noticed the same issues and my

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Bill’s Story: Rare, Unfair and a Big Scare

This story has been provided by Bill Seavey.  It has been edited for brevity. How does an active tennis playing and hiking/biking early 70 year old white male–who never had any bad health habits–get diagnosed with a particularly virulent form of cancer about which medical professionals can’t very often definitively

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Darrell Is Proactive And Prepared

I am a busy guy: a telecom business owner and house flipper. Being busy, oftentimes we neglect to take of ourselves. Ask a single mom or a surgeon and they will likely tell you the same story! However, I had two episodes of bleeding when urinating about three months apart

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Father and Daughter are Unlikely BCG Buddies

While older men are the most likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer, imagine our surprise when BCAN met Mike Bartlett and his daughter Kristin Hoisington at the 2018 Houston Walk to End Bladder Cancer. Fifty-seven-year-old Mike was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2016, after his primary care physician sent him to a urologist to determine the cause of the

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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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Daphne

Diagnosed at age 53 in 2011 with non-invasive bladder cancer I was diagnosed with minimally invasive bladder cancer in March, 2011. I was completely shocked by the diagnosis! I had been having some symptoms such as pain and dark colored urine for several months, but I thought they were connected

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Carol

Diagnosed in 2009 with non-invasive bladder cancer The first thing I noticed was blood in my urine. I went to my general practitioner who gave me antibiotics and told me to bring a urine sample back in 10 days. When I took my sample back it looked okay to me

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Viola

Diagnosed in 2009 at age 52 with non-invasive bladder cancer Every woman should understand the implications of blood in the urine. I am a middle school life science teacher and even with all I know about the human body, my diagnosis was a shock. While I knew about other cancers,

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Monica

Diagnosed in 2005 at age 30 with non-invasive bladder cancer Key message: Don’t ignore any aches, pains, or feelings that something is not right within your body. Be attentive and aggressive with your medical care and know that you do not have to face this journey alone. 2005 was a

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