Kidney Cancer: Risk Factors

Age, obesity, high blood pressure, advanced kidney disease, exposure to certain chemicals, and family history are some of the risk factors for kidney cancer. Dr. Yekutiel Sandman, Urologist with Baptist Health South Florida, says kidney cancer is more prevalent in people between 60 and 80 years old. He also explains that any dysfunction of the kidney cells with an advanced kidney disease could make a person prone to kidney cancer. He points out kidney cancer is more common in men. Men have about one in 50 chance of being diagnosed with kidney cancer in their lifetime, while women have one in 85.

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