Kidney Disease

Get the facts about chronic kidney disease and kidney failure, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments.

The Kidney Stone Diet: What to Eat, What to Avoid

Kidney stones are on the rise, and it may be all because of what we eat.

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Caffeine May Extend Life Expectancy in People With Kidney Disease

People with chronic kidney disease can help lengthen their life expectancy by consuming more caffeine, suggest results of a new study.

By Diane Domina

Top Resources for Kidney Cancer Support

You need help when you get a kidney cancer diagnosis. Check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.

By Eileen Bailey

New Blood Test Could Predict Kidney Cancer Risk

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

By Diane Domina

Antibiotics Raise Kidney Stone Risk, Especially in Young People

Five antibiotics raise the risk for kidney stones, according to a study conducted at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, including penicillin and sulfas.

By Diane Domina

First Lady Melania Trump Has Surgery for Kidney Condition

First Lady Melania Trump successfully underwent a medical procedure to treat what doctors are calling a “benign kidney condition.”

By Diane Domina

Treatments for Different Types of Kidney Cancer

From surgery to chemo to immunotherapy and more, kidney cancer patients have a multitude of treatment options.

By Rachel Zohn

What Should You Know About Wilms Tumors?

Wilms tumor, also known as nephroblastoma, is the most common form of kidney cancer in children, accounting for 9 out of 10 pediatric kidney cancers. Learn more about these tumors.

By Rachel Zohn

The Four Stages of Renal Cell (Kidney) Cancer

A guide to diagnosis and treatment options for one of the 10 most common cancers in the U.S.

By Rachel Zohn

Kidney Cancer: Where to Turn When You Need Support?

Support is often a phone call or click away. Here are resources for kidney cancer support, including Facebook groups and nonprofit chat lines.

By Rachel Zohn

10 Things to Know About Stage 4 Kidney Cancer

Kidney cancer’s early symptoms are easy to miss, so it can sometimes spread before it’s diagnosed. Here are things to know about advanced kidney cancer, including potential treatments and a podcast to listen to.

By Rachel Zohn