The American Bladder Cancer Society was born from the hope of survivors of this often overlooked and underserved disease that the future could be made easier for those that came after them.

When faced with a diagnosis of bladder cancer, you and those that care about you are thrown into a freighting place where knowledge is potentially lifesaving. How do you even know what applies to you when you do not even know the questions to ask, what is the difference between stage 1 and 2, what is a cystoscopy? Here you will find many bladder cancer related links, definitions, and overviews on different subjects. Read more...


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tcontadino's Avatar
Yesterday 03:08
Pass the Mustard Seed Powder please! Hello, I have Bladder Cancer T1 HG and going in for my second cysto. I am new to this and I am very interested in your findings on Mustard. I am interested in where you get the capsules and what kind to get, as there are many kinds of mustard.. Thanks
Nix's Avatar
23 Jul 2014 20:56
Just diagnosed with BC and a bit confused Hi Southwest, Now you have a lot of friends that have been faced with exactly what you are going through. Sorry any of us have to be here, but I have found so much information, support and shear knowledge on this site. Human nature to have self pity...
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23 Jul 2014 20:43
Coping Sorry Doc. I should have seen this post before. I can understand, up to a point, how you feel. Do not be ashamed to spill yourself here. You know that we don't have any limits to our conversations. We also know that there are some really down times...
Nix's Avatar
23 Jul 2014 20:42
Another All Clear Great News George!!!!! I love reading good, great news! "Did the cancer thing done the cancer thing" Now do the dance thing :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: Nancy
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22 Jul 2014 20:57
Valstar bcg fail My 1st 6 week treatment was BCG by itself, my biopsy following showed that some but not all the cancer was gone (CIS). The 2nd 6 week treatment was BCG + Interferon, I had a really bad reaction to the BCG after 3 treatments so we finished the final 3 with...
Alan's Avatar
17 Jul 2014 01:40
Help - new abnormal cells found (whats next?) One of those that you have to wait for more information and tests which is no fun. One other decent possibility is a false positive which does happen on urine cytology.
sara.anne's Avatar
17 Jul 2014 00:11
Healing Time? We all heal a bit differently.. If you are on three-month cystoscopies, he will be looking at it again fairly soon. IF it still looks irritated, you might discuss whether he feels it would be a good idea to biopsy the area. He probably has a pretty good...
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17 Jul 2014 00:07
Need Recommendations for a bladder surgeon That is a difficult position!! Perhaps the docs at USC can give you some recommendations....I am sure you are not the only ones facing this dilemma! Sara Anne
Alan's Avatar
16 Jul 2014 01:00
Finding Humor Laura, Beautiful thought and a lesson for all. Thanks for posting.
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