The National Cancer Institute ranked Bladder Cancer 22nd in research dollars in 2011. This allows little money for better, earlier diagnosis or effective newer treatments. Raising awareness is critical in securing additional research funding. One in 27 men and one in 86 women will be diagnosed with bladder cancer. Women are often misdiagnosed with gynecological problems only to discover they have bladder cancer. Bladder Cancer is more common than Cervical Cancer in women and is one of the most expensive cancers to treat, both in terms of emotional distress and the constant medical follow-up necessary to be assured there is no new cancer.
Carla Dean is the current President of the Bladder Cancer Foundation of Florida, Inc. For more information about bladder cancer or if your county would like to help, visit the Bladder Cancer Foundation, Inc.’s FaceBook page or contact them via email at BladderCancerFla@gmail.com.