Kidney Cancer (Adult) - Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Additional resources for kidney cancer

More information from your American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Insurance and financial issues

In Treatment: Financial Guidance for Cancer Survivors and Their Families (also in Spanish)

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

More on cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Stem Cell Transplant (Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow, and Cord Blood Transplants)

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Cancer treatment side effects

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Nausea and Vomiting

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Urology Care Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-866-828-7866
Website: www.urologyhealth.org

    Information about kidney cancer and other cancers of the urological system. Some available in Spanish.

Kidney Cancer Association
For toll-free number, click phone icon at:
www.kidneycancer.org/about-us/contact-us

Nurse hotline: 1-503-215-7921
Website: www.kidneycancer.org

    Information, education, online and phone chats with health professionals, message board for patients and families, nurse hotline, and doctor locator service. Some online information available in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, or Italian.

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-422-6237 (1-800-4-CANCER) TTY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    Offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about many types of cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; has information about coping and family; and can also help people find clinical trials in their area.

National Kidney Foundation
Toll-free number: 1-855-653-2273 (1-855-NKF-CARES)
Website: www.kidney.org

    Information about kidney cancer and other urinary tract diseases, and organ donation. (Spanish materials are also available.)

VHL (Von Hippel-Lindau) Family Alliance
Toll-free number: 1-800-767-4845
Phone number: 1-617-277-5667
Website: www.vhl.org

    Information about being diagnosed with and living with von Hippel-Lindau disease for patients and caregivers; also resources and online discussions. Support groups available in some areas.

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 02/24/2014
Last Revised: 02/24/2014