Q: Is the Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group affiliated with any other organization?
A: While TriangleBCS is not affiliated with any other organization, we do have a very good working relationship with several organizations including UNC Hospitals and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN).
Q: Where do your members come from?
A: Each member of TriangleBCS initiated contact with us. Searching for a bladder cancer support groups, bladder cancer survivors are referred to us from hospitals and physicians, organizations such as BCAN or searching us out over the internet.
Q: Who is in your membership?
A: Our members include survivors, caregivers and others who may be affected by bladder cancer.
Q: How do I become a member?A: Attend a meeting and put your name on the list, we would love to see you! If you are physically unable to attend but would still like to get the notices, please send an email to email@example.com.
Q: How are you financed?
A: We are self-supporting by donations from members, with supplemental administrative support provided by the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center.
Q: How do you promote your group?
A: The group is promoted in a number of ways:
1. TriangleBCS has a brochure and business cards that are available to hospitals, physicians and organizations.
2. The group sets up an information table with members present at health fairs and conferences.
2. The group has a websitetrianglebcs.org.
3. The group has a simple presence on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TriangleBladderCancerSupportGroup.
4. The group has notices in a variety of local newspapers.
Q: What about privacy issues:
A: TriangleBCS has two locations where personal information is kept.
Q: Who are the Personal Contacts on the web site:
A: The Personal Contacts are bladder cancer survivors who are available to talk by phone to anyone who wishes to talk about bladder cancer (similar to a 'hotline'). Personal Contacts have been active members in the group for some period of time.
Q: What are meeting 'Hosts':
A: The meeting Hosts are group members who greet new attendees and often provide a snack.
Q: What email address should I be using?
A: If you use firstname.lastname@example.org, it will be broadcasted to every member. If you use email@example.com, it will not be broadcasted to every member
Q: What is the difference between the Triangle Bladder Cancer Support Group and the Triangle BCAN Chapter?
A: For a family with a newly diagnosed love one with bladder cancer it is really confusing to identify resources that provide your family with information and more critically support. The diagnosis of any form of cancer knocks the wind out of your sails. It is imperative you know your resources. With this focus in mind here is a clarification of the purposes of the two groups that have evolved in the Triangle Region of North Carolina.