Patient Education for National Bladder Health Awareness Month
This month is National Bladder Health Awareness Month, which serves as a reminder to get the facts about common bladder health problems and to encourage patients to take an active role in their health. PlatformQ Health is glad to support the awareness and empowerment of patients and caregivers managing bladder cancer and other bladder problems by providing them with scientifically-backed education. PlatformQ Health partnered with the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN) to create a special session, called Bladder Cancer: Be Active in Your Treatment and Self-Care, which examined
- The biology of bladder cancer and the risks associated with developing it
- The tests used to diagnose and determine treatments for bladder cancer
- The current treatments for bladder cancer, from TURBT to immunotherapy
- Working with care teams: insurance, life after bladder removal, self-advocacy, and communication
Panelists for this program included Dr, Matthew Galsky, Director of Genitourinary Medical Oncology at Mount Sinai Hospital; Nihal E. Mohamed, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Urology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Stephanie Chisolm, PhD, is the director of education and research at the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN). “We were so pleased to be able to offer this program, and even more excited to see the impact of the education,” remarked PlatformQ Health’s SVP of Education Kathryn Pucci. “Like all our programs, this session tracked improvements to patient understanding – with this program, 54 percent of participants reported feeling more in control of health care decisions after attending and engaging, and one in two saw improved communication with their healthcare provider.” Find more information about this program here, and get free access to the full educational program here. Want to learn more about the education we offer patients, caregivers, and clinicians? Email us!