A 41-year-old member asked:
What would cause renal cancer? is it related to diet, or to smoking, or to pollution?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Cigs, chemicals,gene: Kidneys clear variety of chemicals. Tobacco is known cause, some industrial chemicals, some are genetic linked, some are unknown cause. Perhaps link to some diabetes meds.
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Pathology 49 years experience
Mostly unknown: A specific factor in the etiology of rcc is not known, although a number of dietary, environmental factors, hormonal, celllular and genetic factors associated with increased risk. Rcc consists of a number histologically defined entities which may occur either non-hereditary or hereditary, e.g. The influence of genetic factors in vhl disease, in hereditary papillary rcc and familial rcc.
5.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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