Kidney Cancer

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.

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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.

By Rachel Zohn

Kidney Cancer From von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome

Dr. Eric Jonasch is researching drug therapies for kidney cancer caused by von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome, a genetic disorder which causes tumors and cysts.

By Rachel Zohn

Top Resources for Kidney Cancer Support

If you need help after a kidney cancer diagnosis, check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.

By Eileen Bailey

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.

By Diane Domina

What is Wilms Tumor?

Wilms tumor is the most common type of pediatric kidney cancer. Learn what it is, how it's treated, and why 90 percent of kids survive to live normal lives.

By Rachel Zohn

The Four Stages of Renal Cell Cancer

If you've been diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, your doctor will determine the stage of your cancer. Here's what you should know about all four stages.

By Rachel Zohn

10 Things to Know About Stage 4 Kidney Cancer

How much do you know about advanced kidney cancer? Learn important facts about this deadly condition, including potential treatments and promising new research.

By Rachel Zohn

Inactivity Raises Kidney, Bladder Cancer Risk

A sedentary lifestyle increases the risk for developing kidney or bladder cancer, according to a new study.

Exciting New Kidney Cancer Immunotherapy

This scientist is the lead investigator studying a new immunotherapy for kidney cancer. Find out why it may offer new hope for those battling the disease.

By PJ Hamel

Understanding Obesity and Kidney Cancer

If you've had kidney cancer and you're obese, you may be at higher risk for recurrence, according to this study.

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

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.

Rachel Zohn

Health Writer

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

Health News

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.

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.

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.