Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group

Personal Contacts:
 Ritchie Briggs 919-493-0551
Mary 919-832-8455 (please leave message)

Feb 14, Mar 14, Apr 11, May 9

February 14: - Lara Leininger Ostomy Nurse

Lara Leininger, BSN, RN, CWOCN from UNC Health Care will be presenting  to the group regarding a new class that is being offered at UNC Health Care for preoperative ostomy patients and family members.  The class will be an hour course offered at UNC on a weekly basis starting in March 2017.  This class will discuss information about ostomy surgery, diet/nutrition, exercise and activity with an ostomy, and support group information.  During the class, participants will practice applying an ostomy pouch to a stoma model, practice emptying, discuss peristomal skin care and discuss how to obtain ostomy supplies.  The BCAN group has graciously offered to be a focus group for Lara as she will do a “dress rehearsal”/practice run for the group.  This will allow the group to provide immediate feedback and any improvements that Lara can make before launching the class.  If you have any questions regarding this up and coming educational class, contact Lara

March 14: Frank Sloan - Health Care Economics

Frank Sloan is the J. Alexander McMahon Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of Economics at Duke University since 1993. He has been a member of the National Academy of Medicine since 1982. He is a past President of the American Society of Health Economists and was recently given the V.R. Fuchs Award for Lifetime Contributions to Health Economics. 

7-8:30 pm

Location: SECU Family House, Board Room 2nd floor

123 Old Mason Farm Road, 

Chapel Hill, NC 27517


For more information, please contact Ritchie Briggs at: or 919 493-0551

"Our mission is to provide support, education and outreach for those touched by bladder cancer: survivors, caregivers, friends and all that are affected."