Patient and Caregiver Stories

Kidney Cancer Canada has uploaded several professionally produced videos of Canadian kidney cancer patients and caregivers both here and to our new YouTube channel. These videos provide not only valuable disease specific information, but also hope and inspiration for those fighting this rare form of cancer.

You can find the Kidney Cancer Canada YouTube channel by going to or by clicking YouTube icon at the bottom right corner of this page.



Andrew Weller - Hereditary Kidney Cancer Due to the prevalence of kidney cancer in his family, Andrew Weller has been under surveillance for 20 years as part of a hereditary kidney cancer study. 

Deb Maskens - Life on a Clinical Trial Deb Maskens talks about how she is fighting stage 4 metastatic kidney cancer through participating in a clinical trial. Deb Maskens is past chair and co-founder of Kidney Cancer Canada.

Karen Ross - Caregiver to David Ross Karen Ross talks about her life experiences as caregiver to kidney cancer patient and husband David Ross. Karen is also Kidney Cancer Canada's volunteer Director for New Brunswick

Wally Vogel - Poor Prognosis to NED Wally Vogel was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic kidney cancer and given only a few months to live. Because of new kidney cancer treatments becoming available Wally is alive and well today with no evidence of disease (NED).


Although kidney cancer is not very common, it can strike anyone at any time. Meet some of the people who have struggled with this disease and hear their stories in their own words.