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Resources and Support

Information about bladder cancer, its symptoms and treatment options:

Bladder Cancer Webinar – This January, 2009 webinar offered by the AUA Foundation and co-sponsored by BCAN is a good overview of bladder cancer and treatment options.  To listen to a recording of the webinar, click here and complete a free registration process.

American Cancer Society
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/CRI/CRI_2x.asp?sitearea=LRN&dt=44

American Society for Clinical Oncology
http://www.cancer.net/patient/Cancer+Types/Bladder+Cancer

American Urological Association Foundation
http://www.urologyhealth.org/

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/bladder

National Comprehensive Cancer Network
http://www.nccn.com/

Bladder Cancer Webcafe
http://www.blcwebcafe.org/

Wound Ostomy Continence Nursing Organization
http://www.wocn.org/

Support Services for Cancer Survivors:

Cancer Care
(Recent educational programs available via podcast on coping with chemotherapy, peripheral neuropathy, survivorship, and caregiving.  Online and telephone support groups.  One-on-one telephone counseling.)
http://www.cancercare.org/

Cancer Support Community (formerly Gilda’s Club and The Wellness Community)
http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/

Canadian Bladder Cancer Network
http://www.cbcan.org/

Firefighters Cancer Support Network
http://www.fcsn.net/

Lance Armstrong Foundation
http://www.livestrong.org/

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
http://www.canceradvocacy.org/

Patient Advocate Foundation
http://www.patientadvocate.org/

Smith Farm Center for Healing and the Arts
http://www.smithfarm.com/

United Ostomy Associations of America, Inc.
www.uoaa.org

Recommended Reading:

Articles:

CURE Magazine, Winter 2006, “Bladder Cancer Breaking the Research Barrier,” click here.

Sexx Matters, Fall 2005, “Bladder Cancer: What Every Woman Needs to Know,” click here

Books:

The Guide to Living with Bladder Cancer, Mark P. Schoenberg, M.D.

100 Questions & Answers About Bladder Cancer, Pamela Ellsworth, MD., Brett Carswell, M.D.

The Total Cancer Wellness Guide; Reclaiming Your Life After Diagnosis, The Wellness Community

AfterShock—What To Do When the Doctor Gives You – or Someone You Love—a Devastating Diagnosis, Jessie Gruman, PhD.