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BY Karen Roy

I am a licensed clinical social worker. So, I’m a really good person to have around in a crisis. Usually, I approach those situations like, “OK. Here’s what’s going on. What do we do next?” 

But my bladder cancer diagnosis last year caught me totally off guard. It definitely wasn’t anything I saw coming.  

Still, I’m a glass-half-full kind of person. I always look for the silver lining. And what bladder cancer...

Bladder cancer survivor Karen Roy, seated outdoors in a wheelchair in a blue velvet dress

BY Maude Veech

After Ron Speidel retired, he and his wife, Brenda, ventured around the U.S. in their RV for nine years.

“Then I got the big C,” says...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Ever logged into MyChart to check on some lab test results, then just stared blankly at the screen once you saw them? You’re not alone.&nbsp...

BY Margo Wickersham

Until January 2020, I had always felt like I had an unspoken agreement with cancer: I’d make good lifestyle choices — protecting my skin, avoiding tobacco and exercising regularly — and it would leave me alone.

I thought we had a deal. Because there’s no history of cancer in my family. I’ve never worked in a chemical factory. And, up until last year, I’d gone more than half a century without so much as a peep out of cancer....

Close-up photo of bladder cancer survivor Margo Wickersham, smiling. She has short hair, earrings and blue eyes.

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

Studying new cancer therapies through clinical trials is essential for progress in cancer care. Phase I clinical trials are designed to evaluate...

BY Lisly Chery, M.D.

People never want to be just a number, a chart or a diagnosis. They want their doctors to know them — to see them as real people and not just...

BY Jim Allison, Ph.D.

For a long time, immunotherapy was considered nonsense by many people in mainstream cancer medicine. It had been tried for years, starting...

BY David Wight

Looking back, I wish I’d asked more questions when I was first diagnosed with bladder cancer in July 2010.

I have plasmacytoid urothelial...

BY Keith Fox

After I was diagnosed with stage IV bladder cancer in September 2014, I experienced many of the stages of grief.

My doctor initially...

BY Karen Duddlesten

Caring for my husband, Wayne, during his cancer journey enriched my life because we were able to spend so much time together.