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 Don’t go to the internet and read outdated statistics.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
Brandon Manley, M.D., is a urologic oncologist who specializes in genitourinary oncology, with a focus on patients with kidney cancer. He currently practices at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, where he lives with his wife Aimee, and his two daughters Sadie...
Ralph Knapp was diagnosed in 2014 with stage IV kidney cancer and used the opportunity to increase research funding and bring hope to patients everywhere. With heavy hearts and profound sadness, we announce the passing of Ralph Knapp, a founder of KidneyCAN and leader...
The International Kidney Cancer Coalition launched a pilot program to understand the barriers and other considerations that drive the decision to leave a clinical trial and uncover ways to better support patients currently in or considering joining clinical trials....
Join Our Grassroots Army