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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.

Voices of Kidney Cancer – Jennifer Leiser

My unique combination makes me a lab rat for my oncologists, and that's okay— I hope that my story will help everyone impacted by Tuberous Sclerosis Complex and Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Voices of Kidney Cancer – Elise Whitehill

Here's to the kidney cancer caregivers who fight tirelessly for their loved ones battling kidney cancer.  The men and women who manage medication, drive to appointments, fax medical records and know more about their loved-ones illness than most doctors.  They monitor side effects better than a trial nurse.  And when necessary, they shave heads.  Thank you caregivers.  Thank you Elise, caregiver to Mark.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Shaun Tierney

My advice to anyone newly diagnosed, but especially with Stage IV, is to find an RCC specialist to lead your medical team. Become your own strongest advocate. Look deep inside to find your untapped strength.

Voice of Kidney Cancer – Holly Johnson

Holly Johnson, is a stage 4 kidney cancer patient, but she doesn't let herself be defined by her diagnosis. Thank you for lending your voice

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