TOGETHER, LET'S WORK TOWARDS SLOWING THE GROWTH OF KIDNEY CANCER

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Kidney cancer is a silent disease and one of the fastest growing cancers in the world. This steady rise in the incidence of kidney cancer is a global health risk, and the International Agency for Research on Cancer projects a 22% increase from 338,000 in 2012 to 413,000 cases annually by 2020. Explanations are incomplete, but experts point to risk factors such as aging, obesity, high blood pressure and smoking.

2018 kidney cancer by the numbers:

  • 26,000 Canadians are living with kidney cancer
  • 6,600 Canadians diagnosed with kidney cancer*
  • 1,900 Canadians who died from kidney cancer*
  • 18 Canadians diagnosed every day
  • 5 Canadians who die every day 

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What To Do


BECOME A VOLUNTEER ON WORLD KIDNEY CANCER DAY

Help raise global awareness about kidney cancer and spread the word on social media with your circle of friends, family and acquaintances. Use the hashtag #kidneycancer

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TAKE THE KIDNEY CANCER TRUE OR FALSE QUIZ

On June 20, we want everybody to be talking about kidney cancer to help raise awareness of this deadly but forgotten cancer. Take the fun 2-minute quiz and see how much you know about the causes, symptoms and treatments for kidney cancer and share your results on social media

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JOIN US FOR A DAY OF KIDNEY CANCER TALK

A DAY OF KIDNEY CANCER TALK is 45-minute “talk” sessions scheduled throughout the day with kidney cancer specialists in Canada, United States and Europe.

DETAILS HERE


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JOIN THE MOVE TO BEAT CANCER

Canadians across the country gear up to Move to Beat Cancer.

Move to Beat Cancer brings people and their communities together in a dynamic, social and festive gathering to create awareness about cancer prevention and to raise money for patient programs and research.

The Move to Beat Cancer begins now and the MOVE takes place from Monday September 16 to Sunday September 22. 2019. Participants choose their own way to Move, their Move date, their Move location and raise funds through their personalized sponsorship page.  

WWW.MOVETOBEATCANCER.ORG

 

About World Kidney Cancer Day

Lips DateWorld Kidney Cancer Day is an initiative of the International Kidney Cancer Coalition and affiliates around the world.  It provides the opportunity for patients, caregivers, their friends and supporters, health care professionals and local kidney cancer organisations, to come together to raise awareness and start to answer those questions that will make a difference to stemming the growth of this cancer. The aim is to rapidly grow global awareness of kidney cancer and encourage people to share what they know about this disease.

 

 

Comité consultatif des statistiques canadiennes sur le cancer : Statistiques canadiennes sur le cancer 2018. Toronto, ON : Société canadienne du cancer; 2018. Sur Internet : cancer.ca/Canadian-Cancer-Statistics-2018-FR