A diagnosis of kidney cancer can be overwhelming, and finding information to get started is difficult at first. We have put together resources to help you form a plan for a newly-diagnosed renal mass.
Start here for information about kidney cancer diagnosis and testing, including types of kidney cancer and terms to know.
Building Your Care Team
TREATMENTS & TRIAL OPTIONS
Learn about how you could take part in kidney cancer treatments and trials.
LIVING WELL WITH KIDNEY CANCER
This will look different for everyone, but learn how to manage these changes and live life to the full.
Take a breath. Don’t go to the internet and read outdated statistics. Medicines and treatments are changing daily, weekly. Find a care team that you can trust.
I recommend SmartPatients.com for everybody; there’s a place for you on Smart Patients. You’ll hear from other patients, you’ll hear from professionals.
– Gary C.,
advice to a new kidney cancer patient
Shari Stonacek is living with Stage IV kidney cancer. She is pictured here (center) with her family from left to right: daughter Joycin, daughter Jasmin, son-in-law Jordan, daughter-in-law Rachel holding grandson Landon, son Justin, Shari, husband Troy, daughter...
Our Ask: Fund Kidney Cancer Research We lose almost 40 people per day to kidney cancer in the United States. The need for research funding is urgent.For District Days, the kidney cancer community met with members of Congress all over the United States to ask for...
On June 17th, people from all around the world came together to participate in activities for #WorldKidneyCancerDay, and we’re proud to share what KidneyCAN did in partnership with the IKCC and many other partners from the kidney cancer community. Our goal each year...
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KidneyCAN is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and does not receive any funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) or KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program). Our work is funded by grassroots donors in the kidney cancer community.