In honor of our 1-Year Anniversary here at BladderCancer.net, we wanted to focus on the impact of our online community for people living with and caring for loved ones with bladder cancer.
What does the bladder cancer community mean to you?
In an effort to understand the real value of this bladder cancer community, we didn’t have to look very far. We asked some of our community members and BladderCancer.net community advocates one simple question: What does the bladder cancer community mean to you? Here’s what they had to say:
It helps to know of others who have bladder cancer
“Before I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in June 2018 I had never heard of bladder cancer. It means a lot to know of other people who have it and learn about it. Thank you for what you do.”
-Gloria B., Community Member
The community keeps each other strong
“The bladder cancer community means that I (we) are not alone. Together we share our journeys, we support and learn from one another. The bladder cancer community keeps one another strong as we aim for better days.”
-Curtis G., Community Advocate
Nice to know there are people out there who care
“It’s nice to know that there are people out there who care about you. People who are always striving to make you feel better.”
-Carl S., Community Member
It has given me the opportunity to tell my story
“Being a part of BladderCancer.net gives me a chance to tell my story. If I can help one person, mission accomplished.”
-Jim V., Community Advocate
The support keeps my spirits up
“THANKS for all the support you have given me to help keep my spirits up. I’m trying to stay active to fight the fatigue, I go the 30th for a scope and I take my last 3 BCG treatments in December. THANKS for everything.”
-Terry W., Community Member
I feel less alone
“I love the feeling of community and knowing that I am not the only one going through, and dealing with having bladder cancer!”
-Bill W., Community Member
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts
Thank you for reading our articles, sharing your stories, posting your questions, and commenting with encouragement and support to one another. Or even for stopping by to share updates and tell us how you are doing!
Having a community like this is only possible through each and every one of you. Whether you’ve been here too many times to count, or this is your first time here – thank you for being part of this growing BladderCancer.net community.
What does the bladder cancer community mean to you? We would love to hear your thoughts. Share with us in the comments below.