Kidney Cancer Patients Turn Experience into Advocacy

November 11, 2015

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Kidney Cancer Patients Turn Experience into Advocacy
By Sara Chow
(published in the Chronicle Journal)

For Pat and Lynne Sevean, kidney cancer was not a health concern. That changed when both of them were diagnosed with it in 2014. Neither of them knew much about kidney cancer, but they quickly became experts, and eventually, motivated advocates. 

Kidney cancer is one of the lesser known cancers, so it was a surprise to the Seveans when a routine ultrasound in July of 2014 showed a tumour on Pat’s kidney. It was an even bigger shock when, in August, Lynne’s annual urine test found minute traces of blood in his urine. A follow-up ultrasound revealed that he too had a tumour on his kidney. Read more »

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