More information about bladder cancer
From your American Cancer Society
Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.
Bladder Cancer: Detailed Guide (also in Spanish)
Dealing with diagnosis and treatment
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
Family and caregiver concerns
Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)
Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)
Insurance and financial issues
In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)
Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)
Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Cancer and treatment side effects
Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)
Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.
National organizations and websites*
Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:
Urology Care Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-800-828-7866
Information about bladder cancer and other cancers of the urological system. Some available in Spanish.
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
Toll-free number: 1-888 901 2226
Offers information on bladder cancer, dealing with diagnosis, resources for patients and families, online support group and a quarterly e-newsletter.
Bladder Cancer Webcafe
Internet-only information and support for people with bladder cancer; discussion forum, tips for the newly diagnosed, survival guide for hospitalizations for patients and caregivers. Also in Japanese.
National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
Offers free, accurate, up-to-date information about many types of cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; has information about coping and family; and can also help people find clinical trials in their area.
United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc. (UOAA)
Toll-free number: 1-800-826-0826
A network of support groups committed to quality of life for people with ostomies; online support for teens and others, discussion boards, conferences.
International Ostomy Association
Dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with ostomies, offers help in forming new associations, lists regional associations on their website.
*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.
No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.
Last Medical Review: 06/23/2014
Last Revised: 06/26/2014