World Kidney Cancer Day | June 15
One challenge kidney cancer patients face is maintaining quality of life. World Kidney Cancer Day 2023 shares experiences and tips from patients and carers around the world that help support physical and mental wellbeing. Whatever your age, whatever your stage, we need to talk about living with kidney cancer.
Talking with family, friends and other patients
Being open with those around you about your cancer, how you’re feeling and what the future holds helps both mental and physical wellbeing. You can also share experiences and tips with other patients via online or in-person patient support groups.
You will find that people care and love you more than you ever thought.
Nutrition, Physical activity and psychosocial wellbeing
Our kidneys regulate sugar, salt, fat, protein and more. When compromised by cancer, the right nutrition is essential both before and after surgery and with treatment side effects. Physical activity can improve treatment outcomes, whether it’s a short walk, climbing stairs or an activity such as yoga, tennis or swimming.
It's really important, for your body, your mind and your emotional health to get active.
Global Patient & Carer Symposium
June 15 | 8 – 9 am EDT
Dr Madhi Sheikh of the International Agency for Research on Cancer will lead a panel of patients, carers and experts from around the world in a one-hour discussion about maintaining quality of life when living with kidney cancers. Topics will include talking with family and friends, joining a patient support group, the importance of nutrition, physical activity and other factors that affect patients’ physical and mental wellbeing.