To help you have a more meaningful and productive doctor visit, here are tools, trackers, and preparation tips for your next appointment. Recording Kidney Cancer symptoms and other aspects of your condition or the symptoms of the person you are caring for will make it easier for you to ask smart questions and develop a deeper understanding of Kidney Cancer.
Doctor Discussion Guide
Preparing for your next appointment will ensure you have a better, more productive conversation with your doctor. Use this handy guide to record your loved one’s or your symptoms, note any significant changes, and share information with your doctor.
Download the HealthCentral Guide: Kidney Cancer Doctor Discussion Guide.
Creating and maintaining your own record of your sleep habits can be a powerful tool both for you and your doctor. In addition to keeping your health information as accurate and thorough as possible for your health care provider, self-assessment involves people in their own treatment and encourages awareness.
Download the HealthCentral Kidney Cancer Sleep Journal.
Keeping an up-to-date record of medications gives you and your doctor valuable insight into what’s working and what may not be. Tracking the drugs you’re taking or the person you’re caring for are taking helps reduce medication risks and may help you avoid side effects and drug allergies.
Download the HealthCentral Medication Tracker.
Kidney Cancer and Relationships
Relationships can be difficult when one partner has Kidney Cancer. Kidney cancer symptoms can be overwhelming and often interfere in personal relationships. However, it is still possible to have a happy relationship while fighting cancer. Here are a few tips to help with relationships.
Download the HealthCentral Guide: Kidney Cancer Relationships Tips.
Kidney Cancer Caregiving Tips
Caregivers carry a lot of responsibility and face many challenges, large and small. From time to time, every caregiver needs support to recharge. This self-care advice will help you maintain your personal well-being and relationships while you’re taking care of your loved one.
Download the HealthCentral Kidney Cancer Caregiving Tips.
Nutrition While Facing Kidney Cancer
Eating nutritious foods as part of a balanced diet is key to staying healthy and strong for anyone living with cancer. Making a few dietary changes may even ease some of your symptoms.
Download the HealthCentral Kidney Cancer Nutrition Tips.