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.

YOUR DIAGNOSIS

Start here for information about kidney cancer diagnosis and testing, including types of kidney cancer and terms to know.

Building Your Care Team

Next, you’ll want to assemble a team to support your care. Learn about various kidney and cancer specialists.

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 Don’t go to the internet and read outdated statistics.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

Connect with Our Communities

There are multiple support groups serving the kidney cancer community.  SmartPatients.com is a patient forum and a KidneyCAN partner. We recommend this as a private, moderated  place to talk with other patients.  Your cancer center may also have their own support groups.

PATIENT News

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Join Our Grassroots Army

We know that awareness of kidney cancer and its impact on many lives leads to a sense of urgency, a desire for solutions. Awareness leads to advocacy, and advocacy — joining to speak as one voice — leads to funding and research. That’s how we get to cures.

What's for dinner? 

Or for that matter, what's for breakfast and lunch? The question of what #KidneyCancer patients should eat can feel tricky when you're undergoing treatment. 

Oncologist Dr. Hans Hammers and onco-nephrologist Dr. Matthew Abramson share professional dietary advice in this insightful segment from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall. Whether you're a patient or caregiver, tune in for valuable guidance on nutrition to support kidney health and overall well-being during cancer treatment.

For more resources, check out the KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center at kidneycan.org. Remember, you're not alone—we are here to support you!

#KidneyCAN #KidneyCancer #Nutrition #PatientSupport #CancerTreatment

What`s for dinner?

Or for that matter, what`s for breakfast and lunch? The question of what #KidneyCancer patients should eat can feel tricky when you`re undergoing treatment.

Oncologist Dr. Hans Hammers and onco-nephrologist Dr. Matthew Abramson share professional dietary advice in this insightful segment from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall. Whether you`re a patient or caregiver, tune in for valuable guidance on nutrition to support kidney health and overall well-being during cancer treatment.

For more resources, check out the KidneyCAN Patient Resource Center at kidneycan.org. Remember, you`re not alone—we are here to support you!

#KidneyCAN #KidneyCancer #Nutrition #PatientSupport #CancerTreatment
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Join us for #KCRS24 from anywhere in the world! 🌍 Virtual registration is now open and FREE!

July 11-12
⭐ Watch presentations LIVE
⭐ Get the fastest access to recordings and slides
⭐ Interactive participation with speakers and audience
⭐ Join easily from your home or office

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of groundbreaking discussions and innovations in #KidneyCancer research. Register today and be part of the conversation!

🔗 www.kcrs.kidneycan.org

Join us for #KCRS24 from anywhere in the world! 🌍 Virtual registration is now open and FREE!

July 11-12
⭐ Watch presentations LIVE
⭐ Get the fastest access to recordings and slides
⭐ Interactive participation with speakers and audience
⭐ Join easily from your home or office

Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of groundbreaking discussions and innovations in #KidneyCancer research. Register today and be part of the conversation!

🔗 www.kcrs.kidneycan.org
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Congratulations to Jackson and Isabel Lewis on their high school graduation! 🎉🎓

When Bryan Lewis, KidneyCAN President, was diagnosed with #KidneyCancer in 2007, his twins were just one year old. This past week, Bryan missed #ASCO24 to celebrate the graduation with his family. We love this reminder of why we work so hard to #AccelerateCures for kidney cancer: so that patients can continue to experience all of life's precious moments.

Join us in celebrating the Lewis family and all the milestones that make life so special!

Congratulations to Jackson and Isabel Lewis on their high school graduation! 🎉🎓

When Bryan Lewis, KidneyCAN President, was diagnosed with #KidneyCancer in 2007, his twins were just one year old. This past week, Bryan missed #ASCO24 to celebrate the graduation with his family. We love this reminder of why we work so hard to #AccelerateCures for kidney cancer: so that patients can continue to experience all of life`s precious moments.

Join us in celebrating the Lewis family and all the milestones that make life so special!
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How much water is too much water? 💦

In this informative clip from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall, Dr. Hans Hammers, a renowned oncologist and kidney cancer specialist at UT Southwestern, and Dr. Matthew Abramson, a nephro-oncologist at Mt. Sinai, answer a common question among kidney cancer patients. Watch to learn the ideal hydration levels and why they matter in #kidneycancer care.

How much water is too much water? 💦

In this informative clip from our "Optimizing Your Kidney Health" Town Hall, Dr. Hans Hammers, a renowned oncologist and kidney cancer specialist at UT Southwestern, and Dr. Matthew Abramson, a nephro-oncologist at Mt. Sinai, answer a common question among kidney cancer patients. Watch to learn the ideal hydration levels and why they matter in #kidneycancer care.
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Missed our "Partners in Progress" Town Hall? The full event is now available for you to watch at your convenience! 

Get the latest insights on clinical trials for kidney cancer from top experts and hear the powerful stories of patients. Plus, find all the links and resources mentioned during the event on our website. 

Your journey towards understanding and navigating kidney cancer treatments continues here.

Watch Now: https://kidneycan.org/real-talk-on-kidney-cancer-clinical-trials/

Missed our "Partners in Progress" Town Hall? The full event is now available for you to watch at your convenience!

Get the latest insights on clinical trials for kidney cancer from top experts and hear the powerful stories of patients. Plus, find all the links and resources mentioned during the event on our website.

Your journey towards understanding and navigating kidney cancer treatments continues here.

Watch Now: https://kidneycan.org/real-talk-on-kidney-cancer-clinical-trials/
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Clinical trials can be a game-changer in #KidneyCancer treatment. Join our next Town Hall and get all your questions answered by those who know best: the patients and doctors. 

Join us next week! Your journey to healing starts here. 🌟

https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Clinical trials can be a game-changer in #KidneyCancer treatment. Join our next Town Hall and get all your questions answered by those who know best: the patients and doctors.

Join us next week! Your journey to healing starts here. 🌟

https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials
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"On May 10, 2016, I was blindsided with a stage four #kidneycancer diagnosis. I thought I was going to die. The five-year survival rate that year for metastatic #RCC patients was 5%." -- Laura, on the other side of her participation in a clinical trial

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Join us for “Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials with Doctors and Patients,” a KidneyCAN Town Hall where exploration meets real-world experience.

👉Hear Directly from Experts: Renowned doctors Dr. Naomi Haas and Dr. Bradley McGregor will demystify the process and potential of clinical trials in kidney cancer care.
👉Gain Patient Perspectives: Patients will share their unfiltered experiences with clinical trials, offering insights that only someone who has walked this path can provide.
👉Ask Your Questions: This is your chance to get unvarnished information and advice straight from those deeply entrenched in the fight against kidney cancer.

Arm yourself with knowledge and join a community eager to support you at every step of your journey!

Register now and secure your spot: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

"On May 10, 2016, I was blindsided with a stage four #kidneycancer diagnosis. I thought I was going to die. The five-year survival rate that year for metastatic #RCC patients was 5%." -- Laura, on the other side of her participation in a clinical trial

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Join us for “Partners in Progress: Real Talk on Clinical Trials with Doctors and Patients,” a KidneyCAN Town Hall where exploration meets real-world experience.

👉Hear Directly from Experts: Renowned doctors Dr. Naomi Haas and Dr. Bradley McGregor will demystify the process and potential of clinical trials in kidney cancer care.
👉Gain Patient Perspectives: Patients will share their unfiltered experiences with clinical trials, offering insights that only someone who has walked this path can provide.
👉Ask Your Questions: This is your chance to get unvarnished information and advice straight from those deeply entrenched in the fight against kidney cancer.

Arm yourself with knowledge and join a community eager to support you at every step of your journey!

Register now and secure your spot: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials
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When Deb was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer six years ago, she thought she would miss out on a lot of life experiences. She turned to a clinical trial for hope.

Let's talk about the role of clinical trials in #kidneycancer treatment with those on the front lines. KidneyCAN's next Town Hall brings you insights from renowned doctors and experienced patients. 

🗓️ Wednesday, April 24th
⏰ 6 pm ET
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
🥰 Community Social to follow

Register now to save your seat and ask your questions for the panel: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Let's navigate this path together!

When Deb was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer six years ago, she thought she would miss out on a lot of life experiences. She turned to a clinical trial for hope.

Let`s talk about the role of clinical trials in #kidneycancer treatment with those on the front lines. KidneyCAN`s next Town Hall brings you insights from renowned doctors and experienced patients.

🗓️ Wednesday, April 24th
⏰ 6 pm ET
💻 Free, Interactive Zoom Webinar
🥰 Community Social to follow

Register now to save your seat and ask your questions for the panel: https://bit.ly/RealTalkTrials

Let`s navigate this path together!
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