Reducing your risk for kidney cancer
You may lower your risk of developing kidney cancer by doing the following.
Smoking tobacco increases the risk for kidney cancer. If you smoke, get help to quit smoking.
Have a healthy body weight
Research shows that overweight and obesity increases your risk for kidney cancer. You can lower your risk by having a healthy body weight. Eating well and being physically active can help you have a healthy body weight.
Keep high blood pressure under control
If you have high blood pressure, talk to your healthcare team about ways you can keep it under control.
Follow health and safety guidelines at work
Coming into contact with trichloroethylene (TCE) increases your risk for kidney cancer. Having contact with cadmium and welding fumes may also put you at risk. Following health and safety guidelines can help you lower your contact with these chemicals at work.
More information about reducing your risk of cancer
Learn how cancer can be prevented and what you can do to reduce your risk.
What’s the lifetime risk of getting cancer?
The latest Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows about half of Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.