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Bladder Cancer Information Sites and Blogs

Posted Oct 01 2008 5:13am

Bladder Cancer Sites & Blogs

   Why do I write this blog about bladder cancer? Besides the fact that it helps me to organize my thoughts and data, provides an avenue for catharsis, and feeds my questionable need to be the center of attention, it also fills an information gap. If you read much about bladder cancer on the internet, you find frequently that it is the 4th most common cancer among men. So you would think that there is a lot of information shared out in the cyberspace about it. I dinked around the internet for several weeks looking for others in the same situation. TheBladder Cancer Web Cafeis a great store of information, and there are a lot of stories to read there. Many (if not most) of them are sad stories. And the information is clinical, unvarnished, and very hard to internalize - especially after the shock of diagnosis. Learning too much about what MIGHT happen is potentially nauseating business, and such detailed knowledge makes it very hard to focus on a positive outcome. Add to all this that the specific, practical details of how to deal withTURBT surgery and BCG immunotherapyare left to the imagination. I do not wish to impugn theBC Web Cafe. It's just that it was not what I needed early in the process. Now that I have internalized my condition and have dealt with it on both emotional and intellectual bases, I find theWeb Cafeto be a highly useful information source. I even list it prominently in my link list found halfway down the column to the left. But it is far from the first place I would send folks...

CLICK HERE to read the full post on my blog: http://gotbladdercancer.blogspot.com

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