• Support groups for Females with bladder cancer in Boston area?

    Asked by Yoseffah on Thursday, May 30, 2013

    Support groups for Females with bladder cancer in Boston area?

    Are there females undergoing BCG treatment for CIS of the bladder in the Boston area? There aren't any support groups that I've been able to find specifically for women.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • AlizaMLS's Avatar

      Dear Yoseffah,

      Hi, I'm Aliza, a BC patient and the site's unofficial resident Medical Librarian. I'm wondering if perhaps your best bet would be to contact Dana Farber (ask for one of the social workers) to find this information since they're one of the best treating institutions for Cancer in the country and they're in your backyard, so to speak. Another option is an online support group called bcandotorg (had to spell it this way so it wouldn't be redacted)., but you can also google or use one of the search engines to see if you can find a group in your area that meets in person.

      Good luck in your search!

      Warm wishes,

      over 7 years ago
    • Yoseffah's Avatar

      Thank you so much for your response. I have not been able to find any groups in the area - I am being treated at the Lahey clinic which is the best hospital for urological cancers - it is not something that either Dana Farber or Mass General focus on - so, other than prostate cancer support groups, there really aren't any services available. The truth is that 75% of patients with this type of cancer are older and male. I just thought it would be nice to see if I could find other female patients going through this too.

      Many thanks,

      over 7 years ago

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