But it has not been available in the United States for over 30 years, so it no longer appears to be a major risk factor.Diuretics: Some studies have suggested that diuretics (water pills) may be linked to a small increase in the risk of RCC.Some doctors recommend regular imaging tests (such as CT scans) to look for new kidney tumors in these people. People who have the conditions listed here have a much higher risk for getting kidney cancer, although they account for only a small portion of cases overall. People who are very overweight have a higher risk of developing RCC.
They have an increased risk for developing clear cell RCC, especially at a younger age. African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives have slightly higher rates of RCC than do whites. Some people inherit a tendency to develop certain types of cancer. The DNA in each of your cells that you get from your parents may have changes that give you this tendency. In: Niederhuber JE, Armitage JO, Doroshow JH, Kastan MB, Tepper JE, eds. A risk factor is anything that affects your chance of getting a disease such as cancer. But having a risk factor, or even several risk factors, does not mean that you will get the disease.
Others, like your age or family history, can’t be changed.
It is not clear whether the cause is the drugs or the high blood pressure they treat.