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Frequently Asked Questions


After learning that you have advanced kidney cancer, it will be natural for you to experience strong emotions. So, it might be difficult to remember all your doctor is telling you and you might not be able to think of all the questions you want to ask. You may want to bring a friend or loved one to take notes for you when you visit your doctor. Do whatever you feel you need to do to get the most out of your doctor visits.

Questions to ask your doctor

There may be some questions you want to ask your doctor at various points along your journey with advanced kidney cancer. Some examples of questions that you might want to ask include:

  • What treatment plan do you think is best for me?
  • What treatment plans have you created for other patients like me?
  • What are the common side effects?
  • How is this medication taken?
  • Will taking this medication limit my options later on in my treatment journey?


You may want to ask your doctor the following questions when discussing whether AFINITOR® (everolimus) Tablets is the right step on your treatment journey:

  • Is AFINITOR right for me?
  • What is the evidence supporting the use of AFINITOR?
  • Are there guideline recommendations for AFINITOR?
  • Are the side effects with AFINITOR different from Sutent® (sunitinib) or Nexavar® (sorafenib)?
  • Can Patient Assistance Now Oncology (PANO) provide me with insurance support?