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How Does Your Diagnosis Journey Compare?

While each person with bladder cancer has a different diagnosis story, there are so many similarities that connect our community. Find out how you fit in with others or where your stories diverge! Vote in the polls below about your (or your loved one’s) diagnosis journey.

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A common myth is that bladder cancer only affects those over the age of 70, but our community represents people of all ages who have faced bladder cancer. Find out more about how aging can affect bladder cancer and its treatments here.

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Misdiagnosis is a fairly common experience in the bladder cancer community. Sometimes the early symptoms of bladder cancer can be mistaken for a urinary tract infection (UTI).

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Awareness for bladder cancer can seem low compared to other cancers. Some members of the bladder cancer community said they never heard of bladder cancer before their diagnosis.

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Telling others about a cancer diagnosis can almost be tougher than hearing it from the doctor! Some may choose to keep it a secret, while others find that sharing the news with others helps them get the support they need.

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There will be a lot of new information at your appointments. It’s important to ask questions to make sure you understand everything that is happening.

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  • DwightT
    5 months ago

    Diagnosed last month and had surgery to remove a tumor. Now going in for BCG treatment tomorrow and having some concerns.

  • Sarah Wallin moderator
    5 months ago

    Hello @dwightt, welcome. We hope this site will be helpful to you in your bladder cancer journey. I’d be happy to direct you to one of our many articles and forums with information and conversation about BCG. What concerns have you been having? Side effects is a common one. Wishing you best of luck with your upcoming BCG treatment. Let us know how it goes. Take care, Sarah (BladderCancer.net Team Member)

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