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

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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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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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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.

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Living With

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.

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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.

Treatment

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.

Newly Diagnosed

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.

Advanced Stages

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.

Treatment

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.

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Risk Factors

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.

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