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What are the chances of getting kidney cancer?
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Low
The chances of any indiviudal developing kidney cancer is extremely low.
However if you smoke or have a family history of cancer, then your chances increases.

In brief: Low
The chances of any indiviudal developing kidney cancer is extremely low.
However if you smoke or have a family history of cancer, then your chances increases.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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In brief: Less than 5%
For people without risk factors, the risk of kidney cancer is less than 5%.
Risk factors include smoking, obesity, renal failure, family history, certain familial syndromes, and hypertension. The most common way kidney cancer presents is asymptomatically on an x-ray for another reason. Symptoms and signs of kidney cancer include blood in the urine, flank pain, weight loss, or a flank mass.

In brief: Less than 5%
For people without risk factors, the risk of kidney cancer is less than 5%.
Risk factors include smoking, obesity, renal failure, family history, certain familial syndromes, and hypertension. The most common way kidney cancer presents is asymptomatically on an x-ray for another reason. Symptoms and signs of kidney cancer include blood in the urine, flank pain, weight loss, or a flank mass.
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