While bladder cancer is the 7th most common type of cancer, it can feel lonely during the bladder cancer journey.
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s Survivor 2 Survivor program offers phone support for bladder cancer patients who have questions about their bladder cancer journeys. Many bladder cancer patients ask about things like what to expect with a surgery or procedure, what to expect with treatment, and how other survivors approached getting back to “normal.” Many patients simply ask to just talk to someone who knows what they are going through.
If you would like to be matched with a survivor, please call 301-215-9099, ext. 212 and ask for the Survivor to Survivor program. BCAN will match you to a volunteer and all information is kept confidential.
Bryson S. said, “Talking to somebody who has ACTUALLY been through this procedure made me feel at ease and better prepared. I can’t thank BCAN enough for connecting me to them and giving me hope.”
If you are a bladder cancer survivor and caregiver, you can volunteer for this program, sharing your experience, answering patient questions and, most important, offering hope. To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Survivor to Survivor Volunteer. BCAN’s only requirement is that volunteers are not actively going through treatment.