Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer

 


Signs, symptoms & indicators of Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer

Symptoms - Urinary  

Having blood in urine




Risk factors for Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer

Environment / Toxicity  

Cigarette Smoke Damage

Smokers develop renal cell carcinoma about twice as often as nonsmokers and develop cancer of the renal pelvis about 4 times as often.



 

Heavy Metal Toxicity

Studies have shown that exposure to certain substances increases the risk of RCC. Cadmium, formerly an ingredient in certain colored inks and paints, has been linked to kidney cancer.



Family History  

Increased risk of kidney cancer

A study suggests that there may be an inherited contribution to ordinary kidney cancer, and that ordinary kidney cancer may run in families. The investigators studied all individuals who developed kidney cancer in Iceland since 1945. Surprisingly, many of the individuals who had developed kidney cancer had one or more relatives who had also developed kidney cancer. The relatives who developed kidney cancer were close relatives (parents or siblings) in some families, while in other families the relatives who developed kidney cancer were distant relatives (cousins).



Metabolic  

Problem Caused By Being Overweight

A high-fat diet and obesity may increase the risk for RCC.



Symptoms - Cancer  

History of kidney cancer



Symptoms - Food - Beverages  

(High) coffee consumption

Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers.




Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer can lead to

Risks  



Recommendations for Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer

Diet  

Caffeine/Coffee Avoidance

Studies linking coffee consumption with cancer are conflicting and inconclusive at this point, but there is a suggestion of a higher incidence of cancers of the pancreas, ovaries, bladder, and kidneys in coffee drinkers.



Habits  

Tobacco Avoidance

Not smoking is the most effective way to prevent kidney cancer and it is estimated that the elimination of smoking would reduce the rate of renal pelvis cancer by one-half and the rate of renal cell carcinoma by one-third.



Lab Tests/Rule-Outs  


Key

Weak or unproven link
Strong or generally accepted link
Proven definite or direct link
May do some good
Highly recommended

Glossary

Carcinoma

Malignant growth of epithelial cells tending to infiltrate the surrounding tissue and giving rise to metastasis.

Cancer

Refers to the various types of malignant neoplasms that contain cells growing out of control and invading adjacent tissues, which may metastasize to distant tissues.

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