Urinary Tract Cancers

Urinary tract cancers are cancers that affect primarily the kidneys or the bladder, which work to filter out and get rid of waste products that our bodies produce. These forms of cancer will affect approximately 5-6% of all men and 2-3% of women during their lifetimes. Although the kidney and bladder work together to perform their functions, there are many differences between them. Click below to learn more:

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Additional Resources

*Positive Results Facebook Group
Genetic Support Foundation hosts a Facebook group for Hereditary Cancer Support and Resources. Get trusted information and join a community of support.
*Cascade Screening Connector
Genetic Support Foundation has partnered with the Washington State Department of Health to provide cascade screening to help people identify and contact family members who may have an increased chance of developing cancer. 
*FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) 
The FORCE mission is to improve the lives of individuals and families facing hereditary cancer. Resources include peer navigation and expert-reviewed information. 
*AliveAndKicknAliveAndKickn is a nonprofit working to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by Lynch Syndrome and associated cancers through research, education, and screening. 
*Health Experiences USAThis national research project brings patient voices into the healthcare experience and features video clips of people facing hereditary cancer. Individuals from a variety of backgrounds share both positive and negative experiences about living with hereditary cancer. 


Last updated on Dec 31st, 2020

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