Bladder Cancer Overview

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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)

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

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)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

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)

More on cancer treatments

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)

Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Cancer and treatment side effects

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Nausea and Vomiting

Pain Control: A Guide for People With Cancer and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

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
Website: www.urologyhealth.org

    Information about bladder cancer and other cancers of the urological system. Some available in Spanish.

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN)
Website: www.bcan.org
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
Website: www.blcwebcafe.org

    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)
Website: www.cancer.gov

    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
Website: www.ostomy.org

    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
Website: www.ostomyinternational.org

    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