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Kidney cancer

Causes of kidney cancer

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Anyone can get kidney cancer, but it’s more common in people who are over 60, who smoke, who are overweight or who have high blood pressure.

Kidney cancer is not always preventable. But lifestyle changes like staying a healthy weight or lowering your blood pressure can lower your risk.

Page last reviewed: 31/05/2023
Next review due: 31/05/2026