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.
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!
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.
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.