Men and women get kidney cancer in roughly equal numbers
Over 40% of patients don’t know what type of kidney cancer they have
Most kidney cancer patients are invited to be part of a clinical trial
Half of all kidney cancer patients experience psychological problems as well as physical
Virtually all kidney cancer patients are highly involved in their treatment decisions
Kidney cancer in younger people is usually diagnosed more quickly
Most kidney cancer patients have a good understanding of their treatment options
Whether you’re male or female has no effect on the kidney cancer treatments available to you
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Kidney cancer occurs about twice as often in men as it does in women. We need to talk, as we don’t fully understand why.
We Need to Talk more about cancer subtypes, so patients better understand their treatment options.
We Need to Talk more about clinical trials as 90% of patients would consider taking part, but only 30% are ever asked.
96% of kidney cancer patients report anxiety or fear of recurrence. We Need to Talk as half never disclose this to their health professionals.
We Need to Talk about the importance of shared decision-making, as 29% of patients say they were not involved at all in their treatment decisions.
We Need to Talk about early diagnosis. It currently takes around twice as long for <45s to be correctly diagnosed as it does for >45s.
We Need to Talk more about treatments, as over 25% of patients currently have ‘no understanding’ of many of the key therapies.
While treatment is the same, We Need to Talk, as men and women experience the physical and mental effects very differently.