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Publications

Below are a number of very helpful and useful booklets designed to help inform you. Click the link (or the booklet image) and the documents will open enabling you to save them to your computer for later reading or referral.

Understanding Kidney Cancer Booklet

Our free to order support booklets for patients and their families are comprehensive, easy to understand booklets broken into three easy to digest publication: Diagnosis, Treatments and Surgery & Recovery describing the risk factors of kidney cancer, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and explains the kidney cancer treatment pathway. They also contain a glossary of terms and questions, which patients and family members might wish to ask their clinicians during the course of their treatment. You can download this as a PDF to read later or read online CLICK HERE to go to the main page.

“It is so good to have something to give kidney cancer patients. This booklet is excellent because there is no scare mongering; it gives you hope and is very realistic and practical.”

Debbie Victor, Uro-oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro.

Understanding Kidney Cancer booklet was awarded a 4 star rating and a high ‘readability’ score by the prestigious Directory of Information Materials for People Affected by Cancer 2010/11 published by Macmillan Cancer Support. The Directory reviews 1,111 booklets and leaflets about cancer and its treatment.

If you would like printed copies for your clinic or hospital, please email us your requirements we will happily send them to you. 

Fact Sheets

We also produces the following kidney cancer factsheets that can be downloaded from this page or ordered in hard copy here.

  • Incidence of Kidney Cancer v3.0 (Under review – updated version coming soon)
  • Childhood Kidney Cancer (Under review – updated version coming soon)
  • Causes symptoms and diagnosis of kidney cancer (Under review – updated version coming soon)
  • Surgical treatments for kidney cancer (Under review – updated version coming soon)
  • Drug treatments for kidney cancer (Under review – updated version coming soon)
  • Clinical trials (Under review – updated version coming soon)
  • Dietary advice for kidney cancer patients (Under review – updated version coming soon)
  • Living with kidney cancer (Under review – updated version coming soon)
  • Factsheet Travel Insurance (Under review – updated version coming soon)

Referral Guidelines for Suspected Cancer

This booklet provides an overview of the guidance issued by NICE to the NHS in England and Wales. The booklet, published in 2015, is divided into three sections.

This guideline covers identifying children, young people and adults with symptoms that could be caused by cancer. It outlines appropriate investigations in primary care, and selection of people to refer for a specialist opinion. It aims to help people understand what to expect if they have symptoms that may suggest cancer.

Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation for Renal Cancer, July 2010.

This document replaces previous guidance on percutaneous radiofrequency ablation of renal cancer (interventional procedure guidance 91).

Treatment Guidelines

  • Guidelines on Renal Cell Carcinoma, European Association of Urology (EAU), 2017
    The EAU Guideline Group for renal cell carcinoma (RCC) have prepared these guidelines to help urologists assess the evidence-based management of RCC and to help them incorporate the guidelines’ recommendations into their clinical practice.
  • Map of Medicine Health Guides; Kidney Cancer – Suspected, Kidney Cancer – Management and Kidney Cancer – Specialist Investigations. These three Map of Medicine Health Guides for kidney cancer, describe the diagnosis, staging and management of renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in adults over the age of 18 across both primary and secondary care settings. There are maps for the treatment options for both localised and metastatic disease, surveillance issues following radical surgery for RCC and discussion of the management of transitional cell carcinoma.
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