Renal Cell Carcinoma Information and Resources

Fund Status and Eligibility

Fully Allocated - Effective 10/09/2013, we are unable to process applications that are pending or accept new or renewal applications at this time. Should additional funding for Renal Cell Carcinoma Fund applicants become available in the future, it will be necessary to re-apply if assistance is still needed.

Maximum Award Level: $5,000 Per Year

Eligibility Criteria

  • Patient should be insured and insurance must cover the medication for which patient seeks assistance.
  • Patient must have a confirmed diagnosis of Renal Cell Carcinoma.
  • Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
  • Patient's income must fall below 500% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) with consideration of the Cost of Living Index (COLI) and the number in the household.

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Information About the Disease

Renal cell carcinoma is the most common type of kidney cancer. It is also known as RCC, renal cell carcinoma, or renal cell adenocarcinoma. It accounts for more than 9 out of 10 cases of kidney cancer. Like all cancers, kidney cancer begins small and grows larger over time. It usually grows as a single mass or tumor within the kidney. But a kidney can have more than one tumor. Sometimes tumors are found in both kidneys at the same time. Kidney tumors are often found on CT scans or ultrasounds being done for concerns other than kidney cancer. The cancer might be found only after it has become very large. Most of the time it is found before it has spread to other organs. This is good because like most cancers, kidney cancer can be hard to treat after it has spread.

Renal Cell Carcinoma Resources

Kidney Cancer Association

Phone: 800-850-9132 - www.kidneycancer.org

American Kidney Fund

Phone: 800-638-8299 - www.kidneyfund.org

National Kidney Foundation

Phone: 800-622-9010 - www.kidney.org

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