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Can a 25 year young female have kidney cancer?

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In brief: Rare but possible

Kidney cancers (renal cell cancer) are rare in young people, of the total aprx 38, 000 75% are 60 yrs or over, 1.
4 % in the age of 20 to 34 years. Incidence in female is slightly less.

In brief: Rare but possible

Kidney cancers (renal cell cancer) are rare in young people, of the total aprx 38, 000 75% are 60 yrs or over, 1.
4 % in the age of 20 to 34 years. Incidence in female is slightly less.
Dr. Addagada Rao
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In brief: Yes but rare

Renal cell cancer can occur any age, rare in young, 75 % of tumors are 60 yrs or over age group.
Only 1.4 % are in 20 - 34 yr age group of the 38000 cases in usa.

In brief: Yes but rare

Renal cell cancer can occur any age, rare in young, 75 % of tumors are 60 yrs or over age group.
Only 1.4 % are in 20 - 34 yr age group of the 38000 cases in usa.
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In brief: Possible, uncommon

It is possible, but in general young patients are less prone to develop kidney cancer.
Sometimes patients with an inherited kidney cancer syndrome (such as vhl / von hippel-lindau disease) develop kidney cancer at a younger age. There are also rare subtypes of kidney cancer that occur in young people. Overall though it is uncommon.

In brief: Possible, uncommon

It is possible, but in general young patients are less prone to develop kidney cancer.
Sometimes patients with an inherited kidney cancer syndrome (such as vhl / von hippel-lindau disease) develop kidney cancer at a younger age. There are also rare subtypes of kidney cancer that occur in young people. Overall though it is uncommon.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Many of the kidney cancers at that age are from abnormal cells that were present at life formation that "became active" early in life.
Also exposure to environmental or ingested toxins can be a source of the carcinoma.

In brief: Yes

Many of the kidney cancers at that age are from abnormal cells that were present at life formation that "became active" early in life.
Also exposure to environmental or ingested toxins can be a source of the carcinoma.
Dr. Wayne Ingram
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