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Voice of Kidney Cancer – Christine Farrell-LaPage

Christine Farrell-LePage is a long-term survivor of stage 3 translocation Xp11.2 Renal Cell Carcinoma, a rare subtype of kidney cancer that is more frequently seen in pediatric cases, but is rising in incidence in adults. This is her story.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Herman Connor

On April 19, 2012, Herman Connor was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer, renal medullary carcinoma.  Herman's story is a reminder that regardless of the prognosis, there is always hope.  Below is his story told by his sister Cora, who is one of the world's leading advocates for RMC research and awareness.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Barb Hondros

Barb Hondros is a stage 4 kidney cancer patient and blogger.  Her words capture how so many kidney cancer patients feel. To read more from Barb, follow her blog: Love Me Some Cancer...Not. 

Voice of Kidney Cancer – A Surgeon’s Perspective

Michael Staehler is a urological oncologist at the University of Munich. He shares his unique perspective on the use of partial nephrectomy and why it's so important to how he treats kidney cancer patients.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Loraly Knopp

Loraly Knopp is a stage 4 kidney cancer survivor.  She shares with us the anxiety and fear that often occurs for patients when they're faced with treatment related decisions. This is her story.  

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Shaun Tierney

Shaun Tierney is a long-term stage 4 kidney cancer survivor. At diagnosis, he was given little hope, but he's now been on active therapy for eleven years. This is his story.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Megan Smith

Megan Smith, head softball coach for the KU Jayhawks, shares the moving story of losing her husband to sarcomatoid renal cell carcinoma. This is her story.

June 22 is World Kidney Cancer Day!

As members of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC), KCCure is a proud partner and participant of the first-ever World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day.  On June 22, 2017, patients, caregivers, health care professionals and local organizations from around the world will join together to raise awareness about kidney cancer.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Laura’s story

Laura tells KCCure about her diagnosis with stage 4 papillary kidney cancer and how she now has No Evidence of Disease (NED) from the treatment Cabozantinib. This is her story.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Holly and Joe

Holly and Joe share a story that is familiar to many of us who have experienced a kidney cancer diagnosis. Delays due to the wrong tests, referrals for complications. But also what it means to patients when doctors communicate effectively and when nurses go above and beyond to save Christmas. Holly and Joe - we are all here cheering you on!

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Ken’s story

My Journey with Kidney cancer started back in 2002.  I had a kidney stone in my right kidney but during the process of treating the kidney stone - they found a tumor in my left kidney which resulted in a radical nephrectomy.  After a few years of scans, my doctors told me that I was clear and didn’t need to be followed anymore.

Still Always Yes

KCCure President Dena Battle shares her thoughts on caregiving and grief - and why even after a tough kidney cancer battle, she's still grateful for the past and hopeful for the future.

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