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NCCN Guidelines for Patients



Kidney Cancer, Version 1.2017


Making treatment decisions

Questions to ask your doctors

10. Where will I be treated? Will I have to stay in the hospital or can I go home after each treatment?

11. What can I do to prepare for treatment? Should I stop taking my medications?

Should I store my blood in case I need a transfusion?

12. How much will the treatment cost? How can I find out how much my insurance company will


13. How likely is it that I’ll be cancer-free after treatment?

14. What symptoms should I look out for while being treated for kidney cancer?

15. When will I be able to return to my normal activities?

16. What is the chance that the cancer will come back or spread?

17. What should I do after I finish treatment?

18. Are there supportive services that I can get involved in? Support groups?