More information about kidney cancer
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.
Kidney Cancer (Adult) Renal Cell Carcinoma (also in Spanish)
Dealing with diagnosis and treatment
After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)
Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)
Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)
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)
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)
A Guide to Chemotherapy (also in Spanish)
Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)
Cancer treatment side effects
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
Information about kidney cancer and other cancers of the urological system. Some available in Spanish.
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
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)
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
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.
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: 04/29/2014
Last Revised: 01/13/2015