While bladder cancer is the 7th most common type of cancer, it can feel lonely during the bladder cancer journey. 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.
For bladder cancer patients
The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s Survivor to Survivor program offers confidential phone support for bladder cancer patients who have questions about their bladder cancer journeys.
If you would like to be matched with a bladder cancer survivor, please call 301-215-9099, ext. 212. We will match you to a volunteer and all information is kept confidential. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also submit this online form: Online Survivor to Survivor Submission.
Bryson S. said of Survivor to Survivor, “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.”
For bladder cancer survivors
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, please send an email with the subject line: Survivor to Survivor Volunteer.
BCAN’s only requirement is that volunteers are not actively going through treatment.