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Additional Resources

If you are experiencing challenges with kidney disease or renal insufficiency, the programs, services and online information available through The Kidney Foundation of Canada may be of help. go »

Kidney cancer patients have recommended the following resources:

  • Incidental Findings (2nd Edition)” by Cynthia Chauhan available to patients at a minimal charge. Contact: cynthiachauhan@aol.com
  • We Have Kidney Cancer” available as a free download from the Kidney Cancer Association.  The KCA will also ship a printed copy of this publication to Canadian patients free of charge.
  • 100 Questions and Answers About Kidney Cancer (Second Edition)“.  This book can be purchased on line on this link or through Amazon.com
  • The MediFocus Guidebook on Renal Cell Carcinoma available through the MediFocus website.

Nova Scotia Support Programs
Group programs are available as part of the Capital Health Cancer Care Program in Nova Scotia.


Manitoba Support Programs
CancerCare Manitoba’s Patient and Family Support Services has skilled professionals with many years of experience to help and support you and your loved ones in all these areas.


Saskatchewan Support Programs
A diagnosis of cancer brings many changes to your life and to your family. Social workers at the cancer centres in Saskatchewan are available to help through counseling and a variety of supportive services.


Alberta Support Programs
The Alberta Cancer Board’s departments of Psychosocial and Spiritual Resources in Edmonton, at the Cross Cancer Institute, and in Calgary, at the Holy Cross site and the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, offer many programs to help you deal with the issues that may arise.


British Colombia Support Programs
The British Colombia Cancer Agency provides a variety of support programs throughout the province.


Québec Support Programs – Hope and Cope
Located at the Jewish General Hospital in Montréal, Québec, the mission of Hope & Cope is to help patients and their loved ones to cope with the physical, emotional and social effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment.


Ontario and Alberta Support Programs – Wellspring
Wellspring is a network of centres in Southern Ontario and Calgary (also coming soon to Halifax) that provides emotional and psychological support, free of charge, to individuals and families living with cancer. Wellspring provides a wide range of cancer support programs and services to serve the…

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Complementary/Integrative Medicine
M. D. Anderson Cancer Centers Complementary/Integrative Medicine Education Resources (CIMER) Web site is offered to help patients and physicians decide how best to integrate such therapies into their care.


Herbs and Botanicals
This information resource from Sloan-Kettering provides evidence-based information about herbs, botanicals, supplements, and more.

This booklet was written by Karen Ross who is a caregiver to someone with kidney cancer. Karen is also KCC’s volunteer Director of NB, NS and PEI.

Other caregivers will find this booklet helpful as they go through their own journey.

View Caregiver's Booklet