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Ways to Prevent Kidney Cancer

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 05, 2014
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Quick Bites

  • Renal cell carcinoma is the common type of kidney cancer.
  • In many cases the cause for a kidney cancer is not known.
  • Risk factors include medical conditions and lifestyle.
  • Take care to live a healthy lifestyle.

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Cancer of the kidney is that type of cancer which originates in the kidneys. The human kidney is in the shape of two beans, each of which is about the size of the fist. These two beans are located behind the abdominal organs and they sit on either side of the spine.

Kidney cancer seems to be on the rise with passing time, and one reason for this could be the fact that the imaging techniques in use, such as computerized tomography are in use more often and these tests can lead to the accidental discovery of more kidney cancers. Renal cell carcinoma is the more common type of kidney cancer in adults, and other less common types can also occur, therefore we cannot rule out any possibility. Young children are more likely to develop a certain kind of kidney cancer which is known as Wilms’ tumour. In many cases the cause for a kidney cancer is not known, but this does not mean that we cannot do something to prevent it.

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Preventing

Now because the exact cause for kidney cancer is not known, we cannot point out certain preventions that would make our situation better. But there are certain risk factors that can increase your chance of getting the disease, and that is what you can work on. There are risk factors which are linked to medical conditions and lifestyle, and also your job. Here are some ways you can help get away from kidney cancer.


Quit Smoking to Prevent Kidney Cancer

Smoking is a major problem for the human body, and you can get ill in more ways than one when you smoke. Therefore, if you are a smoker, you have all the chances of getting kidney cancer. You could take help from support programs, medications and nicotine replacement products and so on. You must seek help from a medical professional and quit smoking at the earliest.

Healthy Eating

Just because you are eating four meals a day that does not at all prove that you are eating the right foods and staying healthy. By eating healthy we mean you need to eat more fruits and vegetables, include as many fruits and vegetables into your diet as you can. This will ensure that you are getting all the nutrients that you need.


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Maintain your Weight

You must try to maintain a healthy weight, especially if you are obese or overweight. Try and reduce the number of calories that you consume each day and exercise most days of the week. You should also seek help from your trainer so that you can efficiently lose weight and remain healthy. The same is true for those who are underweight.

Control High Blood Pressure

You should also get your blood pressure checked from time to time. If your blood pressure is high then you should find out ways in which you can reduce it. By taking lifestyle measures such as exercises, and healthy diet you can successfully lower your blood pressure. There are medications too that can help to lower your blood pressure.

While it is true that not everyone with the risk factors get kidney cancer, but if you have the risk factors it is best to discuss them with your doctor.

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