Risk Factors of Kidney Cancer

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Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) syndrome
VHL is a rare disease that runs in some families. It is caused by changes in the VHL gene. An abnormal VHL gene increases the risk of kidney cancer
Males are more likely than females to be diagnosed with kidney cancer
Coke oven workers in the iron and steel industry are at risk.
Risk Factors of Kidney Cancer
Long-term dialysis
Dialysis is a treatment for people whose kidneys do not work well
High blood pressure
Cigarette smokers are twice as likely as nonsmokers to develop kidney cancer
Source: National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health. www.cancer.gov

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