Bladder Cancer Stories

Bladder Cancer Stories

Bladder cancer starts when cells that make up the urinary bladder start to grow out of control. As more cancer cells develop, they can form a tumor and, with time, spread to other parts of the body.

Bladder cancers are often described based on how far they have spread into the wall of the bladder:

  • Non-invasive: tumors in a small section of tissue or cancer that’s only on or near the surface of your bladder.
  • Non-muscle-invasive: moved deeper into your bladder but hasn’t spread to muscle.
  • Muscle-invasive: has grown into bladder wall muscle and may have spread into the fatty layers or tissues on organs outside of your bladder.

Bladder Cancer Stories


Ebony G.



1st Symptoms: Blood in urine, weight gain



Treatment: MVAC chemotherapy, bladder removal surgery, neobladder
LaSonya D. feature profile

LaSonya D.



Symptom: Blood in urine
Treatment: BCG immunotherapy, cystectomy (bladder removal surgery)

Margo W.



1st Symptoms: Blood in urine



Treatment: Chemotherapy (methotrexate, vinblastine, doxorubicin and cisplatin) and radical cystectomy

Bladder Cancer Resources

Bladder Cancer Series: Episode 1 Bladder cancer patients Ebony & LaSonya talk about their cancer journey, ...

Bladder Cancer Medical Experts

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More Information About Bladder Cancer

For more information about Bladder Cancer and additional patients stories visit the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network’s (BCAN) website.


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