Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Kidney Cancer
by Debra Wood, RN
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor or healthcare provider about your personal risk factors and/or experience with kidney cancer. By talking openly and regularly with your healthcare provider, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your healthcare provider:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Healthcare Provider
About Kidney Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
Kidney cancer (adult)—renal cell carcinoma. American Cancer Society website. Available at:
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Accessed January 3, 2017.
Tips for talking to your doctor. Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians website. Available at: https://familydoctor.org/tips-for-talking-to-your-doctor. Updated May 2014. Accessed January 3, 2017.
Last reviewed December 2016 by Mohei Abouzied, MD
Last Updated: 12/22/2015
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