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How did i get kidney cancer?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
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In brief: Difficult to be sure

Most kidney cancers are sporadic, meaning there is no inherited cause, though there are a number of familial syndromes associated with it.
Multiple factors including environmental exposures and possibly diet smoking and obesity can lead to genetic mutations in kidney cells which if not properly repaired can lead to uncontrolled growth sometimes with the ability to spread far from the kidney.

In brief: Difficult to be sure

Most kidney cancers are sporadic, meaning there is no inherited cause, though there are a number of familial syndromes associated with it.
Multiple factors including environmental exposures and possibly diet smoking and obesity can lead to genetic mutations in kidney cells which if not properly repaired can lead to uncontrolled growth sometimes with the ability to spread far from the kidney.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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In brief: Bad luck

Sometimes, it's genetic. But most often, it's random.

In brief: Bad luck

Sometimes, it's genetic. But most often, it's random.
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
Dr. Ravi Chauhan
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Dr. Kevin Gill
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: Renal cancer

Genomics.

In brief: Renal cancer

Genomics.
Dr. Kevin Gill
Dr. Kevin Gill
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