Mission: The American Bladder Cancer Society's function is to raise awareness of bladder cancer among the general public and the medical community, to advocate through all means available the advance of research into a cure, treatment, early diagnosis and quality of life issues of survivors, to support bladder cancer survivors by providing community as well as by encouraging the concept of informed medical consumerism.
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: Raise awareness of bladder cancer among the general public and the medical community. The organization's website/social networking site is available "24/7" as a source of support for survivors, caregivers, and anyone interested in learning more about this often overlooked disease. During 2014, over 110,000 visits were made to our website/social networking site; a daily average of over 330. Our forum allows users to post on a variety of topics and others can provide responses. The forum contains over 43,600 user posts from a community of over 5,000 users.
The Society has been a wonderful to me. I lost my dad to stage 2 bladder cancer. He went from diagnosed to being gone in about 7 weeks. I was devastated. You hear so much about breast cancer all over the place, it was hard to find information or support about bladder cancer. I didn't feel so alone, here were people who understood, who could give me facts and information. I strongly support them and all they are doing to inform more people