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American Bladder Cancer Society Inc
August 3, 2010

In 2006, when I was diagnosed with bladder cancer, not many people had ever heard of a female in her 30's having bladder cancer. That included my doctors at MD Anderson! While researching bladder cancer on the internet, I came across ABLCS. I was immediately welcomed to the group and many came forward to both help me understand what I was dealing with and provide unwavering support and encouragement. To this day, when I have questions, I return to my friends at ABLCS for answers. I have even sent my doctors to the site for additional information about treating a patient with a neobladder. Without a doubt, I would have been completely lost and alone during my cancer treatment had I not been fortunate enough to stumble upon this wonderful resource.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue to work on growing the awareness of the organization, which is currently underway.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

ABLCS provided hope, companionship and answers from others who had or were experiencing the same cancer diagnosis and treatments.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Incredibly supportive and willing to share absolutely anything! The urinary and reproductive systems are not always the easiest to discuss with total strangers.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

1) Help get the message out that Bladder Cancer is the 5th most common cancer. If caught and treated early, the chances of survival are very high! 2)Help eliminate the stigma associated with cancer of the "private parts"! 3) Help more people!

Ways to make it better...

I didn't have cancer? Seriously, I can't think of anything!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

1) Funding. It takes funds to launch a campaign to teach people about bladder cancer. 2) The stigma associated with this disease

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization has made incredible strides in the amount of time they have been in existence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I received support for cancer diagnosis and on-going assistance with post-surgery issues.