Kidney Cancer Support Network

is here to help and support you

We are the UK’s largest and most active patient-led kidney cancer charity. Whether you are a patient, survivor or someone you know has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, you have come to the right place to find support and information, and to be part of a caring and knowledgeable community of people: We are here to help you.

The KCSN has been supporting kidney cancer patients and carers since 2006. We are a very special type of charity. We are all cancer patients or carers to people with kidney cancer, and we provide a very special type of support because we know just what you are going through.

The KCSN has many hundreds of members across the UK whose lives have been affected by kidney cancer; we share our experiences and we support and care about each other. You can find out more about who we are and how we support each other by reading our About Us page.

IKCC_Q&ADay_Logo_RGBOn 22nd June, the Kidney Cancer Support Network and kidney cancer patient organisations around the world came together to celebrate the first ever World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day.

World Kidney Cancer Q&A Day was established by the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC). We are proud to be a founding member of the IKCC and we support this global event, the aim of which was to raise awareness and funds for kidney cancer research.  Over 11,000 people from Ghana to Australia visited the IKCC website to complete an online kidney cancer quiz and helped raise funds at the same time. In the meantime, if you haven’t already done so, why not test your knowledge of kidney cancer and do the quiz, which will remain live on the World Kidney Cancer Q & A Day website.

Visit our World Kidney Cancer Day page for details of all the activities that took place in the UK on the first World Kidney Cancer Day, and a summary of our fundraising activities.

Contact us if you are interested in raising funds for the Kidney Cancer Support Network, or visit our Support Us pages for more information about how to make a donation and the fundraising events that are being organised.

Join the KCSN

Join the KCSN community and be part of our network of patients and carers across the UK. Share information in our Knowledge Forum and please complete the Patient Registry to help inform research into kidney cancer. Or simply chat and share experiences with hundreds of patients and carers in our confidential Facebook group.


Learn more about kidney cancer

Go to our Information Hub to find out everything to do with kidney cancer. Learn about treatment options, access to treatments, living with kidney cancer, managing side effects, and much more. Find NICE guidelines and NHS policies, patient 2 patient help sheets, our kidney cancer glossary and some useful links to other websites. Be sure of getting friendly advice and accurate information in patient friendly language.

Information Hub

Questions about research and clinical trials

Take a look in our Clinical Trials Hub and learn about the latest kidney cancer research. If you need to find a clinical trial for a particular drug, then check out our unique Clinical Trials Database. And you can read personal accounts about taking part in a clinical trial from fellow patients who share their experiences here.

Clinical Trials Hub

Please get in touch – we are here to help

You can phone our kidney cancer helpline for a confidential one-2-one talk with another cancer patient. Or if you prefer, please email us directly with any kidney cancer-related questions. You don’t have to face kidney cancer alone; we can help by offering friendship, support and by sharing experiences, because together we are stronger.

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