Author: Dena Battle

Voices of Kidney Cancer – Shaun Tierney

Well it’s official. The day I never thought possible is here. I’ve reached a decade of living with Stage IV RCC (Kidney Cancer). The difficult treatments that have made this possible, will continue until they stop working or a cure is found. When I was diagnosed, surviving this long was virtually unheard of. Back then we hoped that I’d live for two years. On February 22, 2007 aro...

Voices of Kidney Cancer – Holly Johnson

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness month and my very efficient, hard working 90% of my left and only kidney would like to say something. No microphone needed as this is not an awards show but a REWARD to all that adapt, re-think and change as life shines forward. I can only hope that any of you that get diagnosed with cancer realize how many resources there are available to you. So pay attention to ...

March is Kidney Cancer Awareness Month – Join our Facebook Campaign and tell your story!

I’ll be honest, there’s something about the word “awareness” that I’ve never really liked – I think it’s because I wish we didn’t have to be aware of kidney cancer.  And I suppose it makes sense, because our goal at KCCure is to raise money for research to eliminate kidney cancer – to end the need for an awareness month. But for now, there are too many reminders that it sti...

Report from ASCO GU 2017

ASCO GU is an annual symposium where doctors and members of the cancer community gather from around the world to discuss the latest and greatest in research for Genitourinary (GU) Cancers – which includes kidney cancer.  KCCure was honored to be included, along with many other valued advocacy organizations, representing the patient voice. While past years have focused heavily on the new immunother...

A Break From Cancer

A friend sent me a note the other day.  She said she was looking forward to the holidays, to a break from cancer.  As a caregiver to her husband, she made the decision to stop worrying and just appreciate each day for the next few weeks.  Does that sound familiar?  If you’ve experienced cancer in your life, you’ve probably said similar things. Of course, it’s a bit of a folly.  When cancer is a pa...

Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) – Rare but not Invisible

There are rare subtypes of kidney cancer that don't get enough attention.

Of Clinical Trials and Vampires

Why do phlebotomists take all that blood after an infusion?

Everyone Can Help Raise Funds for Kidney Cancer Research

As with cancer research, when it comes to fundraising, small advances add up to big change.

Birthday Wish – A Cure for Kidney Cancer

With new research, we can create more reasons to celebrate.

In Kidney Cancer Care, You are the Center of the Team

When it comes to kidney cancer care, are patients and caregivers part of the team?

Curing Kidney Cancer – An Anniversary to Celebrate

It seems unfair to use the word anniversary to mark the day your husband died. I'm looking forward to another anniversary - the day we cure kidney cancer.

A Tribute to Life and a Mission for a Cure

Today would have been my late husband's 48th birthday. Help us share his story and raise funds to cure kidney cancer.

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