4 May 2023 .Brussels , Belgium

Stigma and Bladder Cancer in Spain infographic

In collaboration with Grupo Español de Pacientes con Cáncer (GEPAC), we developed a new infographic titled “Stigma: The invisible side of bladder cancer”. This infographic highlights the impact of stigma on bladder cancer patients based on data from 312 patients and carers, including 73 from Spain, who shared their experiences through surveys and qualitative interviews

The themes explored in the infographic include:

  • The disease disadvantages
  • The experience of internal stigma
  • The experience of external stigma

The research was conducted to gain a deeper understanding of the impact of bladder cancer on patients and carers and to explore the existence, manifestation, and evolution of stigma within the bladder cancer patient community.

Helpful tool for advocacy and awareness

To support patient groups in their advocacy efforts, the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition has also developed a complementary advocacy guide in both international and local versions. This guide provides suggestions on how to use the infographic to raise awareness among healthcare professionals, stakeholders, and the wider community.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us at info@worldbladdercancer.org  

Disclaimer: The infographic was developed by the World Bladder Cancer Patient Coalition with the financial support of Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd, using the data from the “Patient and caregiver survey on stigma and disease disadvantage in bladder cancer 2022” developed by Real Sky Thinking for Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd.
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