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 Don’t go to the internet and read outdated statistics.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
Gary Poteat was the husband of Susan Poteat, KidneyCAN's Medical Science Liaison. Gary and Susan were married for 43 years. Since Gary's diagnosis of Stage IV kidney cancer in 2007, both Gary and Susan have been active advocates for research funding and trial...
On August 8-9th, KidneyCAN gathered advocates from all over the United States to ask Congress for robust funding for kidney cancer research through the NIH and CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs). Read on to hear about our goals for this event...
Michael Whitley is 45 years old and lives in Huntsville, Alabama, with his boyfriend, Michael Mueller. He's the owner and Chief Operating Officer of EngeniusMicro, a techonology-development company focused on defense contracting. Following his kidney cancer diagnosis...
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