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If you're shopping online for the holidays, consider visiting smile.amazon.com. When you use this special URL to make a purchase, AmazonSmile will make a small donation to help us sponsor research, educate patients and caregivers, and serve as an advocate on behalf of families like yours.
One of America's top-rated charities
KCA is in the top 2% of charities rated by America's largest charity evaluator, Charity Navigator. Learn more about our 4-Star rating and why you can donate with confidence that your gift will be used wisely.
Gifts of stock
KCA welcomes your gift of marketable securities. Donating appreciated stock may offer a tax advantage to some individuals. For assistance in donating stock, please contact ourinvestment advisor. If you are age 70 1/2 or older, you may also be eligible to take advantage of a tax break Congress has provided to those who make charitable donations from an IRA. Note that extension of some tax breaks is uncertain, so check with your tax advisor, first.
Did you know?
KCA organizes dozens of support and education meetings in various cities throughout the year. Check our Events Calendar to find one near you. If there's none nearby, and you'd like help to start a support group, contact Stephanie to begin. Note that some meetings are available for online viewing, so even if there is no meeting nearby, you can still access the information from your armchair.
Navigating the treatment landscape
For the patient with advanced-stage kidney cancer, deciding on a course of treatment presents diverse choices. The physician must weigh how quickly the cancer is spreading, the pattern of that spread, and relative risks from other medical conditions against the patient’s individual treatment goals and medical needs...[continue reading]
We welcome articles of general interest regarding the treatment of kidney cancer, emotional support, nutrition, and related aspects of health care. This article was submitted on behalf of Mayer N. Fishman, MD, PhD.
Have you seen our new website?
KCA's website has recently been redesigned by the folks at GeckoDesigns. Gabe, Tim, and their crew have made the site easier to navigate and KidneyCancer.org is now smartphone-friendly. Take a look and let us know what you think. Some aspects of the redesign were the result of user comments. Bear in mind that this is a work-in-progress.
Coping with cancer during the holidays
The CancerCare® website offers resources for families that are dealing with a loved one's cancer during the holiday season. Articles include tips for both patients and caregivers."