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Kidney Cancer Support

For people living with kidney cancer, support groups can provide help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of the disease. In these support groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of treatment for kidney cancer. Support for people with kidney cancer can come from other sources. For instance, the healthcare team can provide help answering questions, and social workers can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, and emotional support.

Kidney Cancer Support: An Introduction

Living with kidney cancer is not easy, and some people find that they need help coping with the emotional and practical aspects of their disease.
 

Kidney Cancer Support Groups

Some people find kidney cancer support groups to be helpful. In these groups, patients or their family members get together to share what they have learned about coping with the disease and the effects of kidney cancer treatment. Kidney cancer support groups may offer support in person, over the telephone, or on the Internet.
 

Kidney Cancer Support From Your Healthcare Providers

People with kidney cancer may worry about:
 
  • Caring for their families
  • Keeping their jobs
  • Continuing daily activities
  • Kidney cancer treatments
  • Managing side effects, hospital stays, and medical bills.
 
Doctors, nurses, and other members of the healthcare team can answer kidney cancer questions about treatment, working, or other activities.
 

Kidney Cancer Support: Using Other Counselors

Meeting with a social worker, counselor, or member of the clergy can be helpful to those who want to talk about their feelings or discuss their concerns. Often, a social worker can suggest resources for financial aid, transportation, home care, or emotional support.
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