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Bladder Cancer In America: 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 impacts 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 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.

The 2018 survey

The Bladder Cancer In America 2018 survey is still now closed. Stay tuned for the results – and check back for the chance to share your experiences in Bladder Cancer In America 2019! 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.

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