Kidney Cancer

Dave deBronkart is "e-patient Dave."

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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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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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.


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.

HealthCentral Kidney Cancer Guide 2019

Kidney Cancer Magazine Download

Welcome to the HealthCentral Guide: Kidney Cancer. The guide is filled with professional advice, news, tips, and tools to help you manage your condition or your love one’s and help prepare for the next doctor visit.

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Here to Stay

Once faced with a grim, stage IV prognosis, former broadcaster Stephen Andrew has survived kidney cancer for nearly 14 years.

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Real Talk About Sex After Kidney Cancer

Think your sex life has a shelf life courtesy of kidney cancer? Think again. Here’s what to know before getting back down to business.

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.

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.