Bladder Cancer Patient Stories

  • Alvin Rollin

    Alvin Rollin

    "Learning you have cancer is a very sobering moment. It was exactly that for me. I felt like my life was over," said Alvin Rollin when he recounted the doctor visit when he heard he had bladder cancer.

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  • Donald Sechler

    Donald Sechler

    In his construction-related job, Don Sechler is a can-do guy who solves problems all day long. But one problem he didn't expect to confront was a diagnosis of bladder cancer. "I'd always been healthy," said Don. "I knew nothing about bladder cancer, or cancer period. It doesn't run in my family. I pretty much thought it was never going to hit me. Then boom."

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  • Arnie Shacnovitz

    Arnie Shachnovitz

    Bladder Cancer

    Living life after bladder cancer has its challenges.  But for Arnie Shachnovitz, maintaining a positive attitude and staying close to other people in the same situation at the Ostomy Support Group at Fox Chase Cancer Center has made all the difference.

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