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  Increased Risk of Kidney Cancer  
 
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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  Cancer / Risk - General Measures
 
 

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

  Test AMAS (AntiMalignin Antibody Screen)
 
 


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