Talking to Your Healthcare Provider About Kidney Cancer
by Debra Wood, RN
You have your own health history. Talk with your doctor about your risk factors and background with kidney cancer. By talking openly and often with your care team, you can make the best choices for you and your family.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your care team:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Care Team
About Kidney Cancer
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed December 2019 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Mohei Abouzied, MD, FACP
Last Updated: 2/28/2020
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