Newly Diagnosed?

Welcome to Kidney Cancer Canada -- a patient-led organization with the mission to support all Canadians affected by kidney cancer.

A diagnosis of kidney cancer can be overwhelming so we are glad you've found us. Through Kidney Cancer Canada, you'll meet other patients, caregivers, family members and friends in very similar situations. You are not alone -- we have been there ourselves and we can help.

SOME TIPS TO GET YOU STARTED
  • Take the time to BREATHE and take care of yourself. You are not alone. Through Kidney Cancer Canada, you'll meet other patients and family members in very similar situations. We have been there ourselves and we can help.
  • If you have recently been diagnosed, take some time to absorb the information. Read as much information as you feel comfortable with -- or appoint a friend or family member to help you sort through information on your behalf.
  • Please register with us on the website. It's helpful for us to know where in Canada you live so that we can best plan our support and educational events. There is no cost, but by having your email and address, we can contact you if we have an event coming up in your province or area. Once you've registered, you'll have access to our resources including our video library and our Discussion Forum.
  • You might also want to join our Discussion Forum and put yourself on our Interactive Map -- both offer the opportunity to introduce yourself and find hundreds of patients and caregivers from across the country helping one another online.

 

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

If you have recently been diagnosed, take some time to absorb the information.  Read as much information as you feel comfortable with - or appoint a friend or family member to help you sort through information on your behalf. This section provides you with valuable information and resources as you begin your journey.

  • Questions to Ask Your Doctor
    Developed by our Medical Advisory Board, we have a list of questions that may help you as you learn more about your diagnosis
  • Peer Support Program
    Our trained volunteers can offer understanding and practical help to patients who are newly diagnosed or dealing with side effects from treatment options

 

NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE?
If you would like to speak with someone in person, please feel free to call our Toll Free Number and one of our trained peer support volunteers will be happy to speak with you. That number is: 1-866-598-7166 or you can e-mail us.