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The Nurse Has Answers
Our nurses may be reached by telephone or email Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).
Email: [email protected]
(If you live outside the US, please email [email protected])
The nurse answers questions about the treatment of kidney cancer, including the management of side effects from therapies for advanced disease and, upon request, provides referrals to expert doctors. If the nurse is helping someone else when you phone, please leave a message. This service is not staffed on the weekend or US holidays and it may take 72 hours or more for you to receive a response, depending upon the nurse’s workload.
- Roxanne Payne MN, FNP-BC, AOCNP, Director, Providence Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Program and Oncology Specialty and Advanced Practice
- Ian Malkasian, RN, BSN, OCN, Oncology Nurse Navigator
- Brendan Curti, MD, Medical Director, Immunotherapy and Genitourinary Research Programs
- Providence Cancer Institute, Immunotherapy Program, 4805 NE Glisan St,, Portland, OR 97213
If this is a medical emergency, please call 911.
Do you need help paying for medical expenses?
Are you feeling overwhelmed by normal daily tasks, because of your disease? Help is just a mouse-click away.
Join a virtual community to help yourself or a loved one whose life has been touched by kidney cancer. Consider using crowd funding as a way to obtain the financial assistance needed to meet medical expense obligations.
If you live in the United States of America and need help with medical expenses, contact our partner, GiveForward. If you live outside the USA and need help paying these expenses, visit our international partner, GoGetFunding.
To build a virtual support community to assist someone who is dealing with kidney cancer in the performance of daily tasks (such as cooking, housekeeping, finding transportation to medical appointments, etc.), Lotsa Helping Hands is the place to get started.
For treatment related questions, including the management of drug side effects, or to obtain a referral to an expert medical professional, please call +1 503-215-7921 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., (0900-1700) Pacific, Monday through Friday.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I join a clinical trial?
Do you have a list of expert doctors?
Where can I find survival statistics?
And many more…
We’ve compiled a list of the questions we get asked the most often.