After treatment for kidney cancer, you may just want to get back to everyday life. But you may still be coping with the side effects of treatment, adjusting to physical changes or dealing with some difficult emotions. Recovery takes time, so do not rush it and try to be kind to yourself.
Some people choose to make lifestyle changes to improve their health and well-being. Even if you had a healthy lifestyle before cancer, you may be more focused on making the most of your health.
If you have health problems, such as kidney disease, it is important to check with your doctor before making any changes to your lifestyle or diet.
If you have had part or all of a kidney removed, it is a good idea to look after your remaining kidney or kidneys. Reducing your risk of high blood pressure, heart problems and diabetes will help protect your kidney.
Urine infections can usually be easily treated. But if they are ignored, they can cause problems with the kidneys. If you have symptoms of a urine infection, it is important to see your GP.
- smelly or cloudy urine (pee)
- pain or burning when passing urine (peeing)
- feeling you have to pass urine (pee) urgently.
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