Living Well with Kidney Cancer
A kidney cancer diagnosis changes your life. Once the initial whirlwind settles down you will eventually find your “new normal”. This will look different for everyone, but managing these changes might include talking with friends and family, finding online or in-person support groups, or possibly therapy and/or medical support if needed.
Here’s a great discussion on maintaining your mental health while living with a kidney cancer diagnosis
Working and cancer
A cancer diagnosis does not necessarily mean you will stop working. This will be variable based on your condition, as well as your own personal situation. You may need time off for appointments, treatments, or extra rest. You may choose to work as much as possible, or take a leave of absence and return later.
Advice for caregivers
For some cancer patients, relying on a caregiver will be a crucial part of their care plan. This video offers an introduction to family caregiving, with practical advice for coping with this unique role.
Reliable Resources for Cancer Information
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE
INTERNATIONAL KIDNEY CANCER COALITION
CANCER AND CAREERS
Strategies for Coping with Cancer in the Workplace
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KidneyCAN is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit and does not receive any funding through the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) or KCRP (Kidney Cancer Research Program). Our work is funded by grassroots donors in the kidney cancer community.