Kidney Cancer UK is pleased to announce that we are in the process of launching the Patients and Professionals Project – a New On-line Course for recently qualified GP’s and hospital registrars providing them with a further insight into the treatment of kidney cancer patients.
There is, generally, less awareness of kidney cancer than other cancers such as breast or lung cancer. Yet, every year in the UK, more than 10,000 people learn that they have kidney cancer. Kidney cancer is now the seventh most common cancer in men and the ninth most common cancer in women. The escalation in kidney cancer cases has led to the government launching a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of one of the early signs of kidney cancer – blood in the urine – and to urge people to visit their GP if they exhibit this.
The Patients and Professionals Project Aims To:
• increase awareness of kidney cancer amongst medical and health professionals
• contribute to the knowledge and understanding of kidney cancer amongst medical
and health professionals, patients and their families and the general public
• raise the rates of early diagnosis
• improve the care of and for patients with kidney cancer
• help alleviate concerns and fears of patients and their families
• improve the outcome for patients with kidney cancer