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Renal Cell Carcinoma

Program Status

 

Fully Allocated – We are no longer accepting or processing applications for new or renewal patients.

Maximum Award Level

$ 7,500 per year

Eligibility Criteria

Patient must have Medicare insurance coverage.
The medication must treat the disease directly.
Patient must reside and receive treatment in the United States.
Patient’s income must fall below 500% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Get Help With Your Treatment

Apply Online (Click Here) or call 1-866-316-PANF (7263)

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. 

For more information visit the American Kidney Fund website or call 800-638-8299.