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May 2019 is Bladder Cancer Awareness Month

bcanOften called the "silent disease," bladder cancer affects people of all ages, races, and backgrounds.

According to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN), more than 80,000 people will be diagnosed with bladder cancer this year and more than 17,000 people will die. When caught at an early stage, the 5-year survival rate is 70%. 

In honor of Bladder Cancer Awareness Month 2019, GBU is committed to raising awareness and research funds. 

To that end, we're proud to be the local presenting sponsor for this year's walk: 

BCAN Presents the Greater Boston Urology Walk to End Bladder Cancer 

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Location:
North Point Park
6 Museum Way
Cambridge, MA 02141

Check-In: 8:00 AM
Walk: 9:00 AM

Special Notes: The walking route is 1 mile. 

Transportation and Parking: North Point Park is public-transit accessible. There is limited street parking available. You can find garage parking nearby at the Museum of Science ($15 for 2-3 hours; $17 for 3-4 hours). 

Learn more, register, and/or donate to Team GBU here. 

Check out the informational video below from BCAN:

 

And check out this video from our very own Dr. James M. Fitzgerald who talks about bladder cancer causes and treatment options. 

 

If you're in the greater Boston area and need a urologist, schedule an appointment with one of our physicians.

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