Kidney Awareness Month & World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is a global campaign that aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health.

One of the main concerns for patients is how to keep their kidney(s) as healthy as possible. There are general guidelines for maintaining kidney health, but other health issues such as diabetes, cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart condition, etc., need to be considered. If you need help or have questions, ask your healthcare team to refer you to a dietitian.

See the link below for suggestions on how to keep your kidney(s) healthy.

Optimizing your health
We are kicking off  Kidney Awareness Month with this informative webinar!

Genetics and genomics, two words we hear together more and more. They seem to be used interchangeably but are there any differences? After an introduction on this subject at our Patient & Caregiver National Forum last year, we are thrilled that Dr. Raymond Kim, medical geneticist at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, accepted our invitation for a more in-depth look at genetics and genomics.

view recording here


Maclean’s presents an article on kidney cancer for Kidney Awareness Month : Helping Patients Manage the Noise When Facing a Cancer Diagnosis

The article features opinions from Gordon Lewis, patient, Christine Collins, Executive Director – Kidney Cancer Canada, Dr. Aly-Khan Lalani, Medical Oncologist and Corinne Barr, Head of Oncology – Ipsen Canada.

This issue of Maclean’s hits the newsstands on March 14th.

read the article online

March is Kidney Awareness Month and what better way to celebrate this special month than with our monthly Coffee-Chat for patients and caregivers.

We love to hear from you but remember, you don’t have to talk, you can only listen if you choose. We want you to be in your comfort zone and share when you are ready to.

Join us!

Thursday, March 21 | 7 pm  EDT

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Kidney cancer is the 8th most diagnosed form of cancer in Canada, affecting approximately 8,600 Canadians in 2023.

As we focus on Kidney Awareness Month, we’re proud to highlight our commitment to inform and support Canadians touched by kidney cancer.

In collaboration with Merck Canada, we present these informational videos on kidney cancer diagnosis, symptoms and treatment for our community.

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