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What to ask your doctor about living with kidney cancer

Men and women discussing kidney cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • How will my treatment affect me?
  • How will I manage with only one kidney?
  • What is the risk of getting cancer in my other kidney?
  • Will I be able to eat and drink normally?
  • Will I need a special diet?
  • How can I see a dietician?
  • Will I be able to go back to work and take up my usual sports and hobbies again?
  • What symptoms am I likely to have?
  • Will I be in pain?
  • What pain control can you offer?
  • What help can I have with controlling symptoms?
  • Could you refer me to a symptom control nurse?
  • Where can I get help dealing with my feelings?
  • Can you refer me for counselling?
  • Do I have to pay for counselling?
  • What practical help is available?
  • Is there anyone who can help with money matters, including claiming benefits?


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Updated: 24 February 2016