World Kidney Cancer Day is June 17!
When you have kidney cancer, life can feel overwhelming, stressful and lonely. Anxiety, depression, fear of recurrence or simply ‘not feeling right’ are almost universal. The 2018 IKCC Global Patient Survey showed 96% of patients experience psychosocial problems, but fewer than half ever talk about how they’re feeling with family, close friends, or health professionals.
The good news is that studies show that those who do open up about their emotions often feel better just by talking; conversations can also lead to simple lifestyle changes that improve emotional wellbeing; and talking about your psychosocial issues with a health professional can be a pathway to clinical support that can transform your kidney cancer journey.
That’s why the theme for World Kidney Cancer Day 2021 is ''We need to talk about how we are feeling''.
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