Risk factors of Kidney Cancer and How to Reduce Risk

Risk factors of Kidney Cancer and How to Reduce Risk | Dr. Ashish Pokharkar - Best Cancer Specialist in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad

Kidney Cancer is most common in men, especially smokers, and people who suffer from obesity, as well as those who are exposed to some chemicals when they are at work. It may also occur in people who suffer from medical conditions like high blood pressure. Your risk of having kidney cancer also becomes higher if there is a history of kidney cancer in your family or if you suffer from some genetic syndromes.

Risk factors for Kidney Cancer

  • Obesity

People who are obese or overweight with a greater index of body mass- over 30 are more prone to have kidney cancer. It is the main cause among one of four patients suffering from kidney cancer. Obesity can change the hormone levels in your body which can enhance this risk.

  • Smoking

Smoking is another cause of kidney cancer. People who are addicted to smoking have a fifty percent higher chance of having kidney cancer. Smoking increases the risk of kidney cancer by thirty percent in males and twenty-five percent in females.

  • Diabetes

The risk of kidney cancer becomes higher in people who have diabetes. It is more likely in those who get treatment with insulin.


Medications that treat AIDS and HIV increase the risk of kidney cancer.

  • Chronic infection Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C infection is found in those who have kidney cancer.

How to Reduce the Risk of Having Kidney Cancer?

  • Do not smoke.
  • Try to keep a healthy weight to prevent the risk of kidney cancer.
  • Check whether certain toxins you are exposed to, at home and at work are harmful. Toxins that can increase your risk of kidney cancer are trichloroethylene, asbestos, and cadmium.


If you notice any symptoms or If you think you are at risk of kidney cancer, talk to Dr. Ashish Pokharkar immediately The Best Cancer Specialist in Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad. Finding and treating kidney cancer early can help prevent other problems.