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Bladder Cancer In America Survey: What’s That?

A bladder cancer diagnosis is a shock, but what can make it more difficult is the lack of information and research available for patients and their loved ones. Many people quickly jump online to research the ins and outs of bladder cancer but have trouble finding reliable information. Even more difficult can be finding someone who has actually been through bladder cancer to connect with and share experiences.

How can a survey help?

The Bladder Cancer In America survey is an annual survey on BladderCancer.net that seeks to close some of these gaps. The survey covers “basics” like diagnosis and treatment experiences, but also dives into the nitty-gritty, like the emotional impact and the seemingly “small” day-to-day challenges.

Each person that takes the survey contributes to a better understanding of bladder cancer and can help others who are going through it feel less alone. Sharing experiences in the survey can reveal how similar each person’s journey with bladder cancer is, as well as the differences that make each journey unique.

What will the survey ask me?

The survey will ask about diagnosis, symptoms, symptom management, quality of life and relationships, healthcare professional engagement, and treatment awareness and experience. We do not require your name, address, or other personal information.

Please note that you do not have to take the survey all at once. Feel free to bookmark the survey in your Internet browser and return when you are able. You will resume where you left off.

How do we use the In America survey sata?

Survey responses help us and our partners better understand the bladder cancer community. All survey responses are kept confidential, reported only in total (your specific responses will not be reported individually), and will become property of Health Union, LLC.

What happens after I take the survey?

After the survey closes each year, the Editorial Team at BladderCancer.net takes your responses and creates an infographic filled with information about life with bladder cancer. But that’s not all – over the year, we publish articles based on learnings from the survey, like this one about experiences with misdiagnosis or this one to raise awareness. Each article published using responses from the survey contributes to the information available to those affected by bladder cancer and helps them connect with those who have walked the same path.

Each voice can make a difference

The fourth annual Bladder Cancer In America survey is now closed! We will be sharing the results in a new infographic soon! Thank you to each and every person who completed the survey. One voice may seem like it won’t make a difference, but each voice can change how others perceive life with bladder cancer and bring comfort to someone coping with his or her diagnosis. Thank you for your help!

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