I am a bladder cancer survivor. Over a half million of us in the U.S. alone live with this disease.
Bladder cancer is the 7th most common cancer in the U.S. and the 3rd most common cancer in men, yet research to find better treatments and a cure for this disease is terribly underfunded. My own treatment--state of the art for bladder cancer--was a few steps above leeches and blood-letting (not really, but I hope you get the idea).
The University is involved in research on many fronts to battle this disease. Research is ongoing to identify new urine based diagnostics tests, treat early stage cancer to preserve the bladder and also manage advanced disease with cutting edge surgery and immunotherapy.
Please join me and BreakingBLAD in trying to make a difference. Funds raised on this page support the U's Bladder Cancer Research and Education Fund.