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When a family is faced with a significant health issue like kidney cancer, the focus of their attention is understandably on helping their loved one get better. As they make their way through the system, at every step, people are hopeful their loved ones are receiving the best care, at the right time. But as many of you know from experience, there is much more that can be done beyond hope. One of those things is advocacy.

Advocacy gives individuals a way to make their voices heard and can bring about impactful change or action. The following sections give you more information on how to become involved:

If you would like to get involved
with campaigning, please email us.

What is advocacy and why is it important?

How can advocacy make a difference?

What are the different types of advocacy?

What makes advocacy successful?

Meeting with decision makers

How to tell your story

How to engage with the media

Advocacy using social media

The following reports describe some of the advocacy work that we have been involved with on behalf of kidney cancer patients and their families over the years. The majority of this work aims to change government policy to improve the care and treatment of cancer patients. Most of the work is done in partnership with other small charities and patient groups or pharmaceutical companies: We are ‘Stronger Together’

9 Jan 2024

‘No stupid questions’ for newly diagnosed kidney cancer patients

29 Nov 2023

NICE Annual Conference

28 Nov 2023

Longer better lives: A manifesto for cancer research and care

27 Nov 2023

ESMO 2023: New online educational programme for kidney cancer nurses

1 Nov 2023

Carers' Rights Day

30 Oct 2023

Action Kidney Cancer at the ESMO Congress

10 Oct 2023

Little Big Things from Every Mind Matters

26 Sep 2023

Coalition for reducing bureaucracy in clinical trials

20 Sep 2023

Tips for staying strong with advanced kidney cancer

4 Sep 2023

Steve Pointon: Supporting people with person-centred counselling

19 Jul 2023

WECAN Academy 2023

18 Jul 2023

Cancer Research UK: Workshop on diagnostic tests for cancer

Action Kidney Cancer is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and abides by the Code of Fundraising Practice, which outlines the standards expected of all charitable fundraising organisations across the UK. The code helps to ensure that the work of fundraising organisations is legal, open, honest and respectful.

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