Kidney cancer awareness

Published on September 8, 2016

Because kidney cancer is not a highly populated cancer, patients and caregivers can often feel very alone and frustrated as they try to navigate the system to access the appropriate therapies to treat their kidney cancer.

Unlike other cancers, kidney cancer does not respond to traditional chemotherapy and radiation, which further isolates them from being able to share their experiences with others.

Have you been diagnosed with kidney cancer or has someone you know been diagnosed?  Several treatment options are available and more in the pipeline. Kidney Cancer Canada is presenting a face-to-face session with Dr. Christopher French, uro-oncologist, in St. John's and Eastport as well as a live webcast of the session to all of Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.                                      

This information and outreach session will give patients a chance to:

· Learn about kidney cancer treatments and side effect management;

· Engage in a discussion about treatment and support in Newfoundland and Labrador;

· Connect with fellow patients and caregivers.

For more information, please email or call 1-866-598-7166.

Karen Ross

Director Maritimes

Kidney Cancer Canada