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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 carcinoma, a rare and very aggressive type of bladder cancer that spreads through the blood. But because my local doctors didn’t know that at the time, it led to not just one, but four separate recurrences — despite the tumor being entirely within my bladder and having my bladder surgically removed...

Bladder cancer survivor and immunotherapy clinical trial participant David Wight

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. 

BY Julie Penne

When Maja Latham’s father was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bladder cancer, she got aggressive, too.

As the “researcher” in her immediate family, Maja had never even heard of bladder cancer until her then 59-year-old father, Andre Stenzel, was diagnosed in 2013. It was only after hours of reading and exploring websites that she learned how many people are impacted by the disease.

According to the National Cancer Institute...

Cancerwise blog post: Daughter of bladder cancer patient leads her father to MD Anderson for bladder cancer treatment

BY Cynthia DeMarco

You’ve probably heard of immunotherapy. But what exactly is it? And who should consider immunotherapy?

At its most basic, immunotherapy...

BY Doug Jones

I have always heard people say, “Now is not a good time to quit!” There is always a time when you are less stressed, less busy or maybe more...

BY Clayton Boldt

Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that e-cigarette use has grown rapidly among teens in the past few years...

BY MD Anderson

Last May, doctors in Iowa City, Iowa, gave Gerry Vilmont just five months to live. He’d just received his bladder cancer diagnosis a few days...

BY Laura Nathan-Garner

This year, nearly 75,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The vast majority of people...

BY Jacqueline Mason

If you've been in the dark about advances in cancer surgery, look no further than the emerging field of minimally invasive operations aided...