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Renal Cell Carcinoma is a malignant disease occurs in the kidneys.  This year, about 30,000 people will be diagnosed with this malignancy.  The diagnosis of kidney cancer brings with them many questions and a need for clear, understandable answers...
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The Cancer Patient's Workbook: Everything You Need to Stay Organized and Informed - "This book gave me hope and guidance, and was definitely a blessing to me especially in the first several weeks after my diagnosis of stage 4 kidney cancer.  I would recommend the Cancer Patient's Workbook to any one who has cancer."

Understand the Facts and Myths About Kidney Cancer - What is the sign and symptom? What are the treatment options? How dose the physician make treatment decision? Find your answers from this booklet prepared for kidney cancer patients and general public.

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General

What You Need to Know about Kidney Cancer - Basic general information provided by National Cancer Institute.

Cancer Help UK: Renal Cell Carcinoma - Provides general Information about renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer in adults.

What is It? About Renal Cell Cancer - Information about kidney cancer from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute. Include Pathology, Diagnosis, Treatment, and much more.

Steve Dunn's Kidney Cancer Page - Very good for both general and specific information on treatments, clinical trials, and other resources. This is also a great site to share information about kidney cancer via its E-mail mailing list.

Cleveland Clinic: Renal Cell Cancer - From the Medical Reference Library of HealthAnswers.com Has good but brief information about the disease, its cause, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, prognosis, treatment, and much more. Also includes atlas and images (CT scans) of the disease.

 

Diagnosis


Stages of Kidney Cancer - The stage of the disease is the most important prognostic factor.  

Urology Notes: Renal Cell Carcinoma - Information about symptoms of renal cell carcinoma in Question and Answer form.

American Cancer Society: How is Kidney Cancer Diagnosed - Summary details information about the diagnosis of kidney cancer.  Provides information on radiological studies and lab tests.
 

Treatment

How is Renal Cell Carcinoma Treated (Patients' Version) - The summary from the National Cancer Institute details the treatment information for cancer patients and their caregivers. 

How is Renal Cell Carcinoma Treated (Professional Version) - The summary from the National Cancer Institute details the treatment information for cancer patients and their caregivers. 

Treatment: About Renal Cell Carcinoma - Provides overview information about the treatment of Renal Cell Carcinoma.  

Nephrectomy - Details information about the definitive surgical treatment for kidney cancer.

Clinical Trials for Renal Cell Carcinoma - A list of on-going clinical trials for renal cell carcinoma treatment provided by the National Cancer Institute.

Center Watch: Cancer Trials - List of clinical trials provided by different cancer centers according to geographic area. Currently has 3 trials available in Los Angeles, California, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas.

Immunotherapy For Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma - An abstract of a regularly updated. (Review article from The Cochrane Library, Issue 2, 2002.)

Biological Therapies: Using the Immune System To Treat Cancer
 
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Cancer fact sheet talks about this relatively new treatment modality that uses the body's immune system, either directly or indirectly, to fight cancer or to lessen the side effects that may be caused by some cancer treatments.
 
Support 

CancerGuide.org: Story of Clifford Anderson - Tells the story of a patient with Renal Cell Cancer with metastatic to the hip.

The Kidney Cancer Online Support Group - Archives of KIDNEY-ONC@LISTSERV.ACOR.ORG, the mailing list established for kidney cancer patients and their caregivers.

Community Zero: Australian Kidney Cancer Online Support -
Akcos was formed so that Australians and New Zealanders, touched by Kidney Cancer can get together to share information about this rare cancer, and for mutual support. (Free registration required)
 
Other

Kidney Anatomy  - MEDLINE Plus provides information on the anatomy of kidney in its medical encyclopedia. 

Kidney Cancer UK  -
UK's first kidney cancer support organization.

Kidney Cancer Association  - Formally the National Kidney Cancer Association.  The organization of patients, families, doctors, and health professionals involved in kidney cancer.

The Michael R. Nanus Foundation For Kidney Cancer Research
  - Information, links, resources for patients and their families.

 

 
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Cancer Support Group Mailing List - This is a mailing list for general cancer information, include lung cancer.

Financial Assistance  for Cancer Care - provides an extensive listing of resources available that may offer financial assistance to help cover costs of cancer care.
 
Top 10 Questions after Cancer Diagnosis - Virtual Hospital provides this informative lecture hitting all the major points about diagnosis and treatment.
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