Week 3 Theme: Bladder Cancer

Welcome to Week 3 of Bladder Health Month. During November, the Foundation will be raising awareness about many conditions that affect the bladder and other parts of the urinary tract, in both men and women. Learn more by viewing and sharing these resources about Bladder Cancer.

Patient Resource Materials

Bladder Cancer Patient Guide

 (Non-Muscle Invasive) Bladder Cancer Patient Guide

A 12-page guide to help patients understand diagnosis and treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.

OAB Bladder Diary

What is Non-muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer?

Read about the signs, causes, factors and treatment of Bladder Cancer in this article from the Foundation. Visit our Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer web page to learn about that condition.

Overactive Bladder Assessment Tool

Understanding Bladder Cancer

Find answers about what Bladder Cancer is, and what the different types of it are in this article from the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN).

Blog Posts

What to Know about Bladder Cancer
Do Women Have an Increased Chance of Bladder Cancer?
Exploring the Causes and Risk Factors of Bladder Cancer

Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN):

One Woman, Two Stories 

Other Resources

UrologyHealth extra® article Bladder Cancer in Women
Women and Bladder Cancer Inforgraphic from BCAN [pdf]
Signs and Symptoms of Bladder Cancer from BCAN [pdf]


Veterans and Bladder Cancer Webinar (BCAN) - Four part series

Social Media

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  • More than 575k people in the U.S. are #BladderCancer survivors. Follow #NovBHealth for more info & learn more here: http://bit.ly/1EB3auA
  • This year, about 79k people will get #BladderCancer. Follow @B_C_A_N for more info  & follow #NovBHealth
  • Half of all #BladderCancer cases in the U.S. are caused by cigarette smoke. Learn more about causes: http://bit.ly/1KvrqqI #NovBHealth
  • Men are 4x more likely to be diagnosed w/ #BladderCancer than women, but women often have more advanced stages of the disease. #NovBHealth


  • This year, about 79,000 people will be told they have bladder Cancer. Learn more about this disease at: http://bit.ly/1EB3auA #NovBHealth
  • Did you know #smoking is the leading cause of #Bladder Cancer? Smokers are twice as likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer as those who have never picked up a cigarette. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1KvrqqI  #NovBHealth
  • Bladder cancer occurs mainly in older adults. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1EB3auA #NovBHealth
  • One of the most common signs of bladder cancer in women is blood in the urine. Learn more about signs of this disease at: http://bit.ly/2dtC0D7 #NovBHealth



Bladder Health Alliance Partners

Alliance for Aging Research
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
American Geriatrics Society - Health in Aging Foundation
American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS)
Association for Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (APOPS)
Association for the Bladder Exstrophy Community
Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network
Blue Thong Society
Caregiver Action Network
Chesapeake Urology Associates
Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurses Association
Interstitial Cystitis Association
Men's Health Network
MS Focus: The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation
Multiple Sclerosis Association of America
National Association for Continence (NAFC)
National Association of Nurse Practitioners in Women's Health
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Simon Foundation for Continence
Society for Women's Health Research
Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates 
Society of Women in Urology
Spina Bifida Association
Society of Urodynamics, Female Pelvic Medicine & Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU)
Underactive Bladder Foundation
United Spinal Association
Urological Association of Physician Assitants (UAPA)
Women's Health Foundation
Vietnam Veterans of America