In the UK kidney cancer is the 5th most common cancer in men and the 10th most common cancer in women. Kidney cancer accounts for around 3% of all new cancer diagnoses and it’s incidence rates are steadily increasing.
This course is designed to provide health professionals with a deeper understanding of kidney cancer and its treatment. We feel that it is essential that nurses have a deep knowledge of the disease and its treatment, in order to continue to provide a high standard of care for people with kidney cancer.
Kidney Cancer UK is the UK’s leading specialist kidney cancer charity here to listen, inform & support kidney cancer patients carers and their families.
As the UK’s leading specialist kidney cancer charity our focus is on reducing the harm caused by kidney cancer for today’s patients and their families and also by reducing its prevalence and impact for future generations. To achieve this, we work closely with patients, nurses and doctors to identify patients’ needs and help ensure they are being met by delivering various professional and educational programmes. We also deliver and support awareness programmes that are aimed at changing at-risk lifestyle factors and encouraging an earlier diagnosis, which makes a significant difference on survival rates. You can find out more about the incidences of Kidney Cancer in the UK here