A risk factor increases your chances of developing cancer. Modifying the following risk factors may help reduce your risk of kidney cancer.
Because doctors do not know what causes kidney cancer, there are no well-established guidelines for reducing your risk of the disease.
Avoiding exposure to cancer-causing substances will decrease your risk of developing kidney cancer. Suggestions include:
American Cancer Society website. Available at: http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp?level=0 .
Kidney Cancer Association website. Available at:
National Cancer Institute website. Available at: http://www.cancer.gov/ .
Last reviewed September 2012 by Mohei Abouzied, MD
Last Updated: 09/30/2012