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  • I have symptoms, and I'm worried it may be kidney cancer.
  • I have kidney cancer, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.
  • I have kidney cancer, and I'm sick or having problems.

I have symptoms, and I'm worried it may be kidney cancer.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on March 08, 2020

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign of kidney cancer?
  2. Are there tests for kidney cancer? How are they done?
  3. When can I expect test results, and what will it tell me?
  4. What are the different types of kidney cancer?
  5. Should I be tested for other conditions that can cause symptoms like mine?

I have kidney cancer, and this is a checkup or follow-up visit.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on March 08, 2020

  1. What stage is my kidney cancer? What does the stage mean for me?
  2. What are my treatment choices, and what are their risks and benefits?
  3. If I need surgery, how is it done? What can I expect afterward?
  4. If I need chemotherapy, how will it be given? What are the side effects?
  5. Should I see a kidney cancer specialist for a second opinion?

I have kidney cancer, and I'm sick or having problems.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri, MD on March 08, 2020

  1. Could my symptoms be a sign that my kidney cancer is getting worse?
  2. Will I need additional tests? What will they involve?
  3. Could my problems be caused by the treatments I'm receiving?
  4. Should I try a different cancer treatment?
  5. Can anything be done to ease my symptoms and help me feel better?