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Webinars

BCAN is proud to offer patient insight webinars, bringing nationally recognized bladder cancer experts directly to patients and families to address important topics related to bladder cancer diagnosis, treatment, research and quality of life.  A webinar is an event held on the internet which is attended exclusively by an online audience. BCAN brings leading bladder cancer experts in these free programs, directly to your phone, computer or tablet.

Please see below for information about upcoming webinars and to view past webinars. If you have any questions please contact us at info@bcan.org.

Upcoming Webinars

Bladder Cancer Basics | Tips for Caregivers – A Video Chat with the BCAN Carer Community

Caregiving can be a rewarding and sometimes difficult journey. Join us for a chat with the caregivers that helped BCAN develop our new Tips for Caregivers folder. Hear tips from BCAN bladder cancer caregivers about:
• What can you expect as a bladder cancer caregiver?
• How can you help your loved one during bladder cancer treatments?
• What should you do to take care of yourself too?
• Are your feelings and emotions during the bladder cancer journey normal?
• What are some other issues bladder cancer caregivers should think about?
• How should you bring up difficult conversations about end of life?

U.S. participants will receive a free copy of Tips for Caregivers in the mail. Those outside the U.S. will receive a digital copy.

September 1, 2020 | 5 PM- 6 PM Eastern | Register Now

 

BCAN Virtual Bladder Cancer Advocacy Day

Advocacy seeks to ensure that all people in society are able to: Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them. Protect and promote their rights. Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.

The Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network is here to represent the needs of our bladder cancer community. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, it is not safe to ask you, our constituents, to come to Washington to speak directly with your elected decision-makers. Yet you can make a difference from the comfort and safety of your home.

Join BCAN Director of Education, Stephanie Chisolm, and Patrick Cavanagh, Sr. Vice President of Atlas Advocacy for a live discussion of how you can make your voice heard by snail mail, email or even a phone call to Washington or your state governments. Find out more details about BCAN’s legislative priorities for the remainder of this year. Learn how you can help us inform the freshman members of the next administration. Find out how you can advocate for the issues that are important to improving the lives of those with bladder cancer.

September 15, 2020 | 3 PM -5 PM Eastern | Register Now

 

Tobacco and Bladder Cancer: Cigarettes, E-cigarettes, and Why Quitting is So Important

Smoking is the only preventable cause of bladder cancer and is a well-known risk for complications and continued cigarette use increases the risk of bladder cancer coming back. It is less known the risk association between e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco and bladder cancer.
Join Dr. Richard Matulewicz, MD and Marc Bjurlin, DO, MSC, FCOS discuss:
• The risks of smoking before and after a bladder cancer diagnosis.
• Emerging research about e-cigarettes and carcinogens
• What happens when you quit smoking
• Tips for quitting smoking
• Q & A

September 16 | 4 PM- 5 PM Eastern | Register Now

Previous Webinars

Previous webinars are recorded and a written transcript is available.