International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) has a global campaign in support of World Kidney Day on June 18th. This year’s theme is “We need to talk about physical activity,” and the beneficial role that regular physical activity plays in both prevention and treatment. Studies show even moderate physical activity can reduce your risk of getting kidney cancer by up to 22% and improve treatment outcomes by up to 15% if you have been diagnosed.
The face of this year’s campaign is Dr. Linda Trinh, a world leader on physical activity and cancer, from the University of Toronto in Canada. Across a series of campaign videos, Dr Trinh talks about how physical activity can make a huge difference to both kidney cancer prevention and improving the treatment outcomes and quality of life for those who have it. Please take the time to view these videos and read the exercise guidebook.