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What to ask your doctor about treating kidney cancer

Men and women discussing kidney cancer

Some questions you may want to ask your doctor

  • What is the grade and stage of my cancer and what does this mean?
  • What is the likely outcome (prognosis) of my cancer?
  • What type of treatment do I need?
  • What is the aim of the treatment?
  • Is there written information you can give me about these treatments?
  • Is there a specialist nurse I can see?
  • What are the short and long term side effects?
  • Is there anything that can help with side effects?
  • How do I get a second opinion?
  • Are there any clinical trials that might be suitable for me?
  • How often will I have to go to hospital for treatment?
  • Is it possible to have help with paying my fares?
  • How often will I have to go for follow up appointments and how long will they go on for?
  • What is the risk of my cancer coming back?
  • Is there a number I can call if I am worried between appointments?
  • Is there anything I should be looking out for?


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Updated: 24 February 2016