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Here you will find blogs from patients, carers, friends and family wishing to share their story to help others. We are very grateful to all.

Change in taste? You’re not alone

Change in taste? You’re not alone

Taste changes are common with a kidney cancer diagnosis, this can either be down to treatment or the cancer ...
Don’t Ignore Those Night Sweats

Don’t Ignore Those Night Sweats

A blog  for Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2024 by Niki Ridge DIAGNOSIS My story starts in the latter part of ...
Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law

A blog for Kidney Cancer Awareness Week by Alyson Murphy ROUND 1 At the age of 20 I emigrated to South Africa with ...
Croatia: Kidney Calamity

Croatia: Kidney Calamity

A blog for KidneyCancer Awareness Week 2024 by Andrew Luff June 2015, all seemed to be going well. I was 54 ...
Getting to the Positives

Getting to the Positives

A blog for Kidney Cancer Awareness Week 2024 by Louise Gartside  Cancer! Such a scary word. I didn’t know ...
Resilience Over Adversity: The Mental Toll of VHL

Resilience Over Adversity: The Mental Toll of VHL

Living with a rare disease can be challenging enough, especially when it impacts you physically. But for those ...
Charlie Peschardt’s Blog

Charlie Peschardt’s Blog

This is a blog from Charlie Peschardt Charlie is a veteran of the Royal Navy’s Commando helicopter force, was ...
Kidney Cancer UK; Delivering Change for the patients

Kidney Cancer UK; Delivering Change for the patients

At the end of 2016, Kidney Cancer UK formed a multidisciplinary committee to look into the quality of services ...
A Second opinion; a second chance

A Second opinion; a second chance

Grab a cuppa, sit down and please take a few minutes read this blog about a second chance; I so hope this message ...
Is there mushroom for debate?

Is there mushroom for debate?

It seems that many people touched by cancer are turning to the Turkey Tail Mushroom trend, the extract from which ...