Kidney Cancer Patient Stories

  • Howard Kulp

    Howard Kulp

    Howard Kulp knows how to successfully navigate his way through life. In his younger days, Howard successfully operated a couple of IGA grocery stores. He later sold them and purchased bowling lanes. Once they were profitable, he sold them and moved on to the water business. Until he retired in 1997, Howard worked as an independent contractor selling bottled water. It seemed Howard knew how to manage the future.

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  • Matt Lofland

    Matthew Lofland

    Kidney Cancer, da Vinci® Robotic-Assisted Surgery

    At 43, Matt Lofland worked out regularly to stay fit and active.  So when he noticed some back pain on his left side, he didn’t think much of it. “I figured I just twisted my back when I was running,” he recalled. But the pain persisted, along with numbness down his left leg.

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  • Tom Malloy

    Thomas Malloy

    Kidney Cancer

    The way Margaret Malloy sees it, her husband Tom wouldn’t be alive if it weren’t for Alexander Kutikov, MD, an oncologic surgeon who specializes in treating patients with kidney cancer using minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

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  • Jack Pressman

    Jack Pressman

    Jack Pressman was diligent about having an annual physical exam. As the owner of a Minuteman Press, in Bala Cynwyd, PA, he could not afford to be sick. In 2009, when Jack and his wife Donna learned that his PSA blood work came back with elevated numbers, they grew concerned. PSA numbers often indicate a risk of prostate cancer. A second round of testing sent Jack to a urologist for a biopsy. That is when Jack learned he had prostate cancer that was localized (had not spread) which can often be cured with surgery.

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  • Joe Riehs

    Joe Riehs

    Working high above the Delaware River for the Port Authority is where Joe Riehs spends much of his time. He is a maintenance technician on the Betsy Ross Bridge, connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey. It was on that bridge that Joe received the call from his doctor with the news. There was an 85% chance that the tumor found on Joe's kidney was cancerous.

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