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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 guide for patients and their families was originally published in January 2007 and the latest edition was published in March 2014. This comprehensive, easy to understand booklet describes the risk factors of kidney cancer, the signs and symptoms of the disease, and explains the kidney cancer treatment pathway. It also contains 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 down load this as a PDF to read later or CLICK HERE to read as a book online

“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 Macmillian Cancer Support. The Directory reviews 1,111 booklets and leaflets about cancer and its treatment.

In order to download as PDF please click here: Understanding Kidney Cancer Booklet.

If you would like printed copies for your clinic or hospital, please email us your requirements. 

Fact Sheets

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

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 June 2005, is divided into three sections.

The first section covers the support and information needs of people being referred and general recommendations on diagnosis. The second section lists the symptoms of over 20 different cancers, together with referral recommendations. The final section covers the referral of children and young people with suspected cancer and includes leukaemia, lymphomas, brain and central nervous system cancer, neuroblastoma, Wilms’ tumour, soft tissues and bone sarcomas and retinoblastoma. The booklet is 56 pages, ISDN 1-84629-066-4.

To download as a PDF, please click here: Referral Guidelines for Suspected 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), March 2009
    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.