Alan’s Podcast: My Life as a Bladder Cancer Survivor

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Alan Lifton, a survivor of muscle invasive bladder cancer, shares his journey and experiences in a podcast episode of Bladder Cancer Matters.


He discusses his diagnosis, treatment, and choice of urinary diversion (ileal conduit). Lifton also highlights the importance of support from organizations like the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) and the Survivor to Survivor program, which connects newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients with survivors with similar diagnoses. 

He emphasizes the need for doctors to provide more information about the emotional and practical aspects of living with bladder cancer. Lifton expresses gratitude for the medical professionals who treated him and the support he received from BCAN.

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