Who are we?
Kidney Cancer Canada is a national community of patients, caregivers and health professionals who work to provide every Canadian touched by kidney cancer with support, education and advocacy for their care pathways and treatment options.
How we help
If you are like most patients when first diagnosed, you are numb with shock and desperate for information. You may also feel very alone in your battle with the disease. Our community knows how you are feeling. We’ve been there and as survivors, we are eager to serve as your guides on the challenging journey ahead.
Thanks to the generosity of our corporate sponsors and hundreds of individual donors, we are able to offer the following programs and services free of charge in both of Canada’s official languages.
Trained volunteers are available to offer you various types of support, including assistance navigating through the healthcare system. We also host an online discussion forum where you can network with other patients and caregivers and support each other. Register with Kidney Cancer Canada here to join our Discussion Forum.
In addition to personal one-on-one support, Kidney Cancer Canada offers you a wealth of essential information on its website, including: What to do when first diagnosed; questions to ask your doctor; how to access treatments and clinical trials.
Kidney Cancer Canada also sends a representative to major national and international cancer conferences to stay abreast of the latest developments in kidney cancer treatments and research which are then reported to our community through multiple communications channels. Go to Latest News for updates and reports.
Kidney Cancer Canada hosts regional patient and caregiver education events across the country to give them an opportunity to connect with each other and learn about the latest developments in kidney cancer treatment. In addition, we host an annual national education forum attended by some of the nation’s leading kidney cancer specialists. Their presentations are webcast, videoed and posted on our website for those who are unable to attend. The videos are viewed thousands of times a year by patients and caregivers throughout Canada and around the world.
Kidney Cancer Canada believes that every kidney cancer patient deserves access to quality treatments. We not only advocate with government policy makers at the national and provincial levels, but we also teach patients how to advocate for their own needs and how to make their voices heard in the healthcare system. Learn more here.
Kidney Cancer Canada helped establish and raises funds for the Kidney Cancer Research Network of Canada which is a Canada-wide collaboration of doctors and researchers answering key questions around the causes and best ways to treat kidney cancer.
Kidney Cancer Canada is respected as a patient voice by healthcare policy makers and serves in an advisory capacity to various government bodies.
Kidney Cancer Canada is not a government-funded organization. Our programs and services are funded by corporate sponsors and individual donors, many of whom are patients and caregivers. See how you can help here.