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Kidney Cancer Questions to Ask Before Surgery

Questions to ask the doctor before kidney cancer surgery include the following:
 
  • What kind of kidney cancer surgery do you recommend for me?
  • Do I need any lymph nodes removed? Why?
  • What are the risks of surgery? Will I have any long-term effects? Will I need dialysis?
  • Should I store some of my own blood in case I need a transfusion?
  • How will I feel after the operation?
  • How long will I need to stay in the hospital?
  • When can I get back to my normal activities?
  • How often will I need checkups?
  • Would a clinical trial be appropriate for me?
 

Kidney Cancer Questions to Ask Before Arterial Embolization

Consider asking your doctor the following questions before undergoing arterial embolization for kidney cancer:
 
  • Why do I need this procedure?
  • Will I have to stay in the hospital? If so, for how long?
  • What are the risks and side effects?
  • Would a clinical trial be appropriate for me?
 

Kidney Cancer Questions to Ask Before Radiation Therapy

Questions to ask your doctor before radiation treatment for kidney cancer include the following:
 
  • Why do I need this treatment?
  • What are the risks and side effects of this treatment?
  • Are there any long-term effects?
  • When will the treatments begin? When will they end?
  • How will I feel during therapy?
  • What can I do to take care of myself during radiation treatment?
  • Can I continue my normal activities?
  • How often will I need checkups?
  • Would a clinical trial be appropriate for me?
 
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