Kidney cancer is a disease commonly appearing during the 6th and 7th decade of life.
It has double the incidence in the male population compared to women.
In the early stages, kidney cancer is asymptomatic and usually diagnosed during an abdominal ultrasound for another reason.
Kidney cancer patients may exhibit the following symptoms:
- Hematuria (blood in urine)
- A sense of heaviness in the kidney region
- Low-grade fever
General preventive measures against kidney cancer include:
- Smoking cessation: smokers have double the risk of getting kidney cancer compared to non-smokers
- Normal body weight maintenance: obesity constitutes a risk factor for developing kidney cancer
- Control and maintenance of normal blood pressure
- Diet rich in fruit, vegetables and low in animal protein and fat