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There are so many unknowns, considerations, and decisions to be made when living with kidney cancer. At the very least, people might feel overwhelmed, anxious, and exhausted. 

That is what I am here to alleviate! As the Patient Liaison with the KCA’s Patient Navigator Program, my goal is to reduce the stressors that negatively impact your quality of life and connect you with the resources you may need, all in a confidential manner. 

When you get in touch with me, there are a lot of things we could discuss. Perhaps you want to learn more about kidney cancer or find a cancer treatment center in your area. You might want to know more about mental, emotional, or physical support resources, or need help navigating financial assistance options. Or you might just need someone to talk to. If you are living with cancer, are a caregiver, family member, or friend, consider adding me to your support system, I am happy to help! 

Patient Navigator Program

Call: 1-800-544-3KCA


Email: [email protected]

The Patient Navigator Program collaborates with the Kidney Cancer Association’s Clinical Advisory Board and Medical Steering Committee along with many professionals in the medical field to bring you these valuable services:

  • Kidney Cancer Association Oncology Nurse Line: Should you have a medical question, we consult with an oncology nurse to seek an answer.
  • Just Diagnosed Toolkit: A step-by-step guide for newly diagnosed individuals. In additional to accurate information, the Just Diagnosed Toolkit offers downloadable tip sheets and suggested questions to ask your medical team.
  • Ina®, The Intelligent Nutrition AssistantIna® sends personalized text messages that help people with cancer eat healthy, manage nutrition-related treatment side effects, and stay well-nourished throughout their treatment and beyond. Good nutrition can help people with cancer feel better and manage symptoms. 
  • Kidney Cancer Association Online Support Community: A virtual support community to connect people sharing similar experiences related to kidney cancer with each other. This group is free and open to anyone including patients, caregivers, family, and friends.

Do not go through this alone, we are here for you!

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4 thoughts on “Meet our Patient Liaison: Rosemary Chustak”

  1. To Whom It May Concern
    I am a program specialist and is searching for insurance or resources of financial assistance for a client, 61, who lives in TX. He has metastatic Kidney cancer. Do you provide financial assistance or know of any resources or insurance that can cover his expenses including medical and living expenses? He is not eligible for Medicare or Medicaid at this time. If you have any resources, I would so appreciate any of them or information.

    Thank you,

  2. Hi! I am looking for surveillance guidelines for after a partial nephrectomy for papillary renal cell carcinoma removal, stage T1a, grade 3, and no apparent metastasis. I have found AUA, NCCN, and Canadian Urological Association guidelines, but they are not consistent, and they are old (2007 – 2017). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. – Sue

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