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Dave deBronkart is "e-patient Dave."
Profile

Let Patients Help: Q&A With "e-Patient Dave"

HealthCentral talks to "e-Patient Dave," an advocate who empowers people with medical conditions to become active in their healthcare.

The Latest

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Surgery

Could Kidney Transplant Waiting Lists Soon Get Shorter?

Donor kidneys are safe to use for transplants even if they aren’t in tip-top shape, according to new research.

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Risk Factors

Get Moving to Slash Your Risk of 7 Cancers

You already know that exercise is good for the heart. New research shows that working out cuts cancer risk, too.

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Treatment

Immunotherapy Promising for Kidney Cancer

New immunotherapy drugs are helping kidney cancer patients live longer, and in some cases are leading to a complete remission of the disease.

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Newly Diagnosed

9 Things to Know If You’re Diagnosed with Kidney Cancer

Most people don't know a lot about kidney cancer, which can make a diagnosis even scarier. We've got the facts—and the what-to-do-nows—that can give you the perspective you need.

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Lifestyle

10 Foods to Buy in Bulk If You Have Renal Cancer

What you eat could impact how you feel day to day. And now researchers say it could even improve the effectiveness of your treatments.

Kidney

New and Now

These new and exciting treatments will help patients understand their current and possible future options. Our experts will help readers understand what current and developing medicines exist and what they can expect to discuss with their doctor.

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Transforming Treatment

Targeted therapies and immunotherapies are helping people with advanced kidney cancer live longer.

Dave deBronkart's TED talk.

Patient and Partner

Why kidney cancer survivor Dave deBronkart preaches the e-patient gospel.

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Kidney Cancer Essentials

Newer therapies have more than doubled survival rates for some types of metastatic kidney cancer.

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Your Doctor-Visit Prep ToolBox

To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment.

Meet the Experts

Rachel Zohn
Health Writer

Rachel Zohn is a freelance writer who enjoys writing about all things related to health, wellness, and the human body.

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

PJ Hamel
Patient Expert

PJ Hamel is senior digital content editor and food writer at King Arthur Flour, and a James Beard award-winning author. A 16-year breast cancer survivor, her passion is helping women through this devastating disease.

Health News

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Risk Factors

New Blood Test to Predict Kidney Cancer Risk

KIM-1 testing could diagnose kidney cancer earlier by doubling the accuracy of current screening tests used to measure kidney disease markers.

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
Medication

Statin Benefits Beyond Heart Disease Risk: Not Enough Evidence

In a comprehensive analysis, researchers didn't find enough evidence to change current guidelines for prescribing statins based on other potential benefits.

Zinc.
Nutrition

Blood Pressure High? You May Need More Zinc

Low levels of the mineral zinc, which helps support the immune system, may lead to hypertension (high blood pressure) by affecting the kidneys, researchers say.