Cancer of the Kidney

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has an information leaflet on Kidney Cancer.

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Kidney Cancer UK

Aims to provide UK kidney cancer patients and their carers with improved access to reliable information about kidney cancer and its treatment, and to establish a network of individuals and groups capable of offering mutual support.

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James Whale Fund for Kidney Cancer

A specialist kidney cancer charity. It helps reduce the harm caused by kidney cancer by increasing knowledge and awareness, providing patient information and by supporting research into the causes, prevention and treatment of the disease.

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Kidney Cancer Resource

A "wikipedia" type web site started and created by two patients who found it hard to hunt down the information they needed to properly judge their own condition, to make informed decisions. The aim of the site is to provide a living organic resource of information for Kidney Cancer Patients, Carers and Medical Professionals and those with related Urological Cancers including Renal Cell Carcinoma, Transient Cell Carcinoma, Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Testicular Cancer & Prostate Cancer. WIKI type sites offer the benefit that people as Registered Users, (registration is free), can update/add and amend the information contained within the site.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support aims to help people live with cancer by providing information and emotional support for patients, their families and health professionals.

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CancerHelp UK

CancerHelp UK is a free information service about cancer and cancer care for people with cancer and their families. It is brought to you by Cancer Research UK. They believe that information about cancer should be freely available to all and written in a way that people can easily understand.

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Kidney Cancer

Information from Kidney Research UK.

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Royal Marsden

A leading UK cancer centre, recognised worldwide for the quality of its services. Site includes comprehensive, authoritative patient information on kidney cancer. See their Patient Information section.

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Treating Kidney Cancer

Information from the North London Cancer Network.

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Laparoscopic cryotherapy for renal cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of renal cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of renal cancer.

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Renal Cell Carcinoma (first line metastatic) - pazopanib

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Renal Cell Carcinoma (first line metastatic) - pazopanib.

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Sunitinib for the First-line Treatment of Advanced and/or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Sunitinib for the First-line Treatment of Advanced and/or Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma.

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Renal Cell Carcinoma

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Renal Cell Carcinoma.

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Everolimus for the second-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Everolimus for the second-line treatment of advanced renal cell carcinoma.

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Percutaneous cryotherapy for renal tumours

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Percutaneous cryotherapy for renal tumours.

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Medicine Guide for Kidney Cancers

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Kidney cancer

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Kidney cancer

Information from BUPA.

See also the Patient UK cancer page for many other links.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.