Understanding kidney cancer

Booklet
Published: 31 Aug 2018
Next review: 28 Feb 2021
Edition: 10

A booklet explaining kidney (renal) cancer, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials.

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Published: 31 Aug 2018
Next review: 28 Feb 2021
Edition: 10

A booklet explaining kidney (renal) cancer, covering the causes and symptoms, diagnosis, staging and grading, treatments and clinical trials.

About this booklet

This booklet is about a type of kidney cancer called renal cell cancer. It is for anyone who has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, or is having tests for it. There is also information for carers, family members and friends.

The booklet explains how renal cell cancer is diagnosed and treated. The booklet also talks about your feelings when you are diagnosed with cancer. You can find practical advice on dealing with work and finances towards the end of the booklet.

Visit our online information about kidney cancer.

How we can help

Macmillan Cancer Support Line
The Macmillan Support Line offers confidential support to people living with cancer and their loved ones. If you need to talk, we'll listen.
Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.