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Founded in 2009 by two bladder cancer survivors, Bladder Cancer Canada is a nationally registered Canadian charity. Supported by a Medical Advisory Board and a Medical Research Board consisting of the top bladder cancer specialists across Canada, Bladder Cancer Canada’s mission aims to help bladder cancer patients and their support teams address the day-to-day issues of this disease; increase awareness among the general public and medical community; and fund research into the diagnosis, treatment and elimination of the disease.

Documents & Resources

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Know the Facts

Bladder Cancer - Know the Facts.
Facts and statistics about bladder cancer.

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Diagnostic Tools

A helpful tool for healthcare professionals - A Diagnostic Summary Sheet for Newly Diagnosed Patients

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Nonmuscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer Patient Guidebook

Our Patient Guidebooks offer valuable information and tips to help you understand your treatment for bladder cancer after diagnosis.

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Videos

For #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth in May, BCC volunteer Blair Price shares his story.
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For #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth in May, BCC volunteer Blair Price shares his story.

For #BladderCancerAwarenessMonth in May, Bladder Cancer Canada volunteer Blair Price shares his story and how BCC plays a role in his journey. Audio description for the blind or visually impaired below: Text: Bladder cancer is the 5th most common cancer diagnosed in Canada. Government of Canada. Bladder cancer in Canada. https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/bladder-cancer-canada.html. Accessed April 2021. Visual: Background of yellow flower Text: More than 90% of bladder cancer cases occur in adults aged 50+. Visual: Background of flowing stream with sunlight reflected Text: Like Blair Visual: Photograph of Blair standing outdoors near a road Audio: Hello my name is Blair Price, I’m 67 years old. I live in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Visual: Blair speaking to camera from his living room Audio: I’ve been married 43 years and we have a son, 28 years old. Visual: Photograph of Blair and his wife at their wedding. Photograph of Blair’s son leaning against a railing Audio: I’m interested in computers, I play the guitar and I like to read. I do quite a bit of walking, I try to walk five to 10k every day. Visual: Photograph of Blair playing guitar on outdoor balcony. Photograph of Blair standing on steps outside of home Text: How did you know something was wrong? Visual: Background of blades of grass moving in wind, and sunshine Audio: Unfortunately one day when I voided I looked in the toilet and saw red. Visual: Blair speaking to camera from his living room Audio: I was really concerned. I phoned my family doctor the next day and fortunately he was able to get me in to see a urologist the next week. Visual: Various photographs of Blair Audio: I was diagnosed with T-1 low grade urothelial bladder carcinoma. Visual: Blair speaking to camera from his living room Text: What went through your mind when you were diagnosed? Visual: Background of lemon trees moving in wind Audio: My wife and I were devastated upon hearing this news. Visual: Photograph of Blair and his wife sitting at a table with a birthday cake Audio: I told my family members and my son the next day and let them know exactly what was going to be going on with me. Visual: Photographs of Blair with various friends and family Audio: It’s very disheartening when you’re always waiting to get results back from CAT scans, cystoscopies, and it really puts a lot of attention on your life. Visual: Blair speaking to camera from his living room Audio: But, you know, you have to look after yourself and your health is very important. Visual: Photograph of Blair standing indoors Audio: I try and be a proactive person. I really don’t want cancer to define who I am, and I try and live every day as best as I can. Visual: Photograph of Blair with family Text: Can you describe your journey? Visual: Background of lemon trees moving in wind Audio: My journey is ongoing, you know, for four and half years now. It’s been quite hard on me. Visual: Photograph of Blair sitting in a hospital room, with blue mask on Audio: I was on the internet one day looking for more information and I found BladderCancerCanada.org and I applied to become a volunteer. Visual: Blair speaking to camera from his living room. Photograph of Blair and another man at an event, sitting behind a table with a Bladder Cancer Canada tablecloth. Audio: I thought it would be nice if I was able to give back and help other people with what I’ve been going through. Visual: Photograph of Blair sitting in a chair and reading Text: How do you support others who are on a similar journey? Visual: Background of lemon tree Audio: I really enjoy being able to talk to bladder cancer patients and their caregivers because the fear of the unknown is a horrible feeling, and when you’re armed with good knowledge it’s good because you feel like you have more control of your disease. Visual: Blair speaking to camera from his living room Audio: My personal journey through all this ordeal I’ve gone through over the last four and a half years has taught me to appreciate the finer things in life, the smaller things. Visual: Photograph of Blair in a car Audio: I would tell other patients and caregivers that are going through a similar journey such as mine to be thoughtful and be honest with yourself, and make that sure you discuss your disease. Visual: Photograph of Blair and his wife at their wedding. Portrait photograph of Blair with his wife and their son at about 3 years old. Audio: There are good days and there’s bad days, as with any disease. Visual: Photograph of Blair with his wife and their adult son, and another woman Audio: Bladder Cancer Canada, BCC, has excellent information and the role they play is outstanding in helping people that are dealing with bladder cancer. Visual: Blair speaking to camera from his living room. Photograph of Blair standing near a road outdoors. Text: This video was made possible by: EMD Serono logo, Pfizer logo. Visual: White background
Comprendre l'immunothérapie et l'impact sur le traitement du cancer de la vessie de stades avancés.
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