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In our own words

During this series of videos, kidney cancer patients and carers talk frankly about their experiences, emotions and how to live well with a diagnosis of kidney cancer
Coping with a diagnosis of kidney cancer
Talking about kidney cancer
A carer’s perspective
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Real stories

The lives of all these people have been affected by kidney cancer
Some are patients, some are carers, all are stories by real people sharing their experiences of living with kidney cancer
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Latest kidney cancer news

28 Nov 2022

NHA England gives GPs access to tests to speed up cancer diagnosis

24 Nov 2022

NICE approves pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib combination for advanced kidney cancer

22 Nov 2022

Quality of life reporting in kidney cancer clinical trials

21 Nov 2022

Survival after second-line therapy in patients with metastatic kidney cancer treated with first-line immunotherapy combinations

17 Nov 2022

Finding cancers missed during the pandemic

17 Nov 2022

NHS long-term workforce plan

17 Nov 2022

Cost of living support for people with cancer

16 Nov 2022

Taking action on equalities in rare and less common cancers: Understanding the issues

15 Nov 2022

Nivolumab plus ipilimumab for advanced kidney cancer after progression on immunotherapy

14 Nov 2022

CAR T-cell therapy shows promise in kidney cancer

8 Nov 2022

Side effect management for kidney cancer treatments

7 Nov 2022

Treatment of rare subtypes of kidney cancer

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Gift a heart to your friends and family this Christmas. Each heart is sent with a card with your chosen word
💚Kindness 💚Friendship💚Support💚Thanks
To order email karen @actionkidneycancer.org
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Please read Andy's story, he has been living with #kidneycancer for 12.5 years having been diagnosed just before his 22nd Birthday.
Andy shares with us his experience of living with kidney cancer and the impact it has had on his and his family's life.
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This lovely robin image was provided by Jo King.
Using an ecard is a quick and easy way of communicating with loved ones over the festive period and help us support families affected by #kidneycancer
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Can you join a discussion group for a research study to shape cancer clinical trials?
Researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a small online discussion group to discuss their views on the way immunotherapy medicines are given for cancer.
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We have added a new Ask the Expert video, titled Diagnostics.
During the video with Professor James Larkin, Medical Oncologist from the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust answers #kidneycancer patients' questions.
To watch:
Ask the expert - Action Kidney Cancer https://t.co/StSFZSLgW9
Thank you for completing the International Kidney Cancer Coalition 2022 Global Patient Survey.
By sharing your knowledge and insight you will help us gain a better understanding of patients’ access to care, quality of life and involvement in clinical trials.
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Gift a heart to your friends and family this Christmas. These timeless Christmas tree decorations symbolise

💚Kindness
💚Friendship
💚Support
💚Thanks

And make a thoughtful gift to those around you this Christmas.

Each heart is sent with a card with your chosen word: kindness, friendship, support or thank you.

Please email karen@actionkidneycancer.org with the number of hearts you would like, your chosen word and the addresses you would like them posted to.

The suggested minimum donation is £5.00 this includes the P&P. The money raised from our Christmas campaign will help us continue supporting families affected by kidney cancer.

Thank you for your support. We are Stronger Together!

💚To donate please follow the link below:
https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/giftaheart

#kidneycancer #giftaheart #thanks #friendship #support #kindness
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Please read Andy's story, Andy has been living with kidney cancer for 12.5 years having been diagnosed just before his 22nd Birthday.

Andy shares with us his experience of living with kidney cancer and the impact it has had on his and his family's life, his positive outlook has helped them throughout.

Thank you, Andy, for sharing with us your insight and hope.

To read Andy's story please follow the link below:

https://actionkidneycancer.org/stories/andy-2/

#kidneycancer #bypatientsforpatients #StrongerTogether
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This lovely robin image was provided by Jo King.

Using a ecard as a way of communicating with loved ones over the festive period is a quick and easy way to do so.

You can also personalise the emails for each recipient. We have 6 lovely designs to choose from, you add your message and the email addresses for up to 100 email cards in one batch.
All this for one donation, you can donate as much or as little as you like. You can then share your goodwill on Facebook.
The funds raised will be used to reinforce our patient support services, which are especially important throughout the Christmas period.
Thank you to Kate McNee, Alison Fielding and Jo King for allowing us to use their photographs for our Christmas cards.
Thank you for getting involved!
To get started click on the link below, select the card you would like to send and follow the instructions on the form:
https://www.dontsendmeacard.com/.../kidney.../christmas
#kidneycancer #bypatientsforpatients #StrongerTogether
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Would you like to join a small discussion group for a new research study to help shape cancer clinical trials?

Researchers are looking for volunteers to take part in a small online discussion group to talk about their views on the way that immunotherapy medicines are given for cancer. Your views could help shape future cancer research trials.

Read more on our website here: https://actionkidneycancer.org/research/optic-study/
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We have added a new Ask the Expert video, titled Diagnostics, to our Ask the expert series of videos.

During the video with Professor James Larkin, Medical Oncologist from the Royal Marsden Hospital NHS Trust, he describes the diagnostic scans that are commonly used to diagnose kidney cancer.

In this series of videos, experts in the treatment and care of kidney cancer patients answer your questions.

To watch the video and all the others in the series please follow the link:
Ask the expert - Action Kidney Cancer

#kidneycancer #bypatientsforpatients #StrongerTogether
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Thank you to everyone who completed the International Kidney Cancer Coalition 2022 Global Patient Survey it is much appreciated.

By sharing your knowledge and insight you will help us all gain a better understanding of patients’ access to care, quality of life and involvement in clinical trials.

To read more about the survey please follow the link below:

https://actionkidneycancer.org/get-involved/2022-ikcc-global-patient-survey/

#kidneycancer #bypatientsforpatients #StrongerTogether
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