Cabozantinib (Cabometyx) is available on the NHS as a possible treatment for advanced renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) in adults.
Is this treatment right for me?
Your healthcare professionals should give you clear information, talk with you about your options and listen carefully to your views and concerns. Your family can be involved too, if you wish. Read more about making decisions about your care.
Questions to think about
- How well does it work compared with other treatments?
- What are the risks or side effects? How likely are they?
- How will the treatment affect my day-to-day life?
- What happens if the treatment does not work?
- What happens if I do not want to have treatment? Are there other treatments available?
Information and support
NHS Choices may be a good place to find out more.
These organisations can give you advice and support:
- Kidney Research UK, 0300 303 1100
- British Kidney Patient Association, 01420 541 424
- Kidney Cancer UK, 0800 002 9002
- National Kidney Federation, 0845 601 0209
- Kidney Cancer Support Network, 01209 890 326
NICE is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information or advice provided by these organisations.
This page was last updated: 09 August 2017