What are the occupational exposure risk factors for renal cell carcinoma (RCC)?

Updated: May 21, 2019
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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Occupational exposure to certain chemicals, such as trichloroethylene, has been linked to increased risk for renal cell carcinoma. [1] In addition, the risk of renal cell carcinoma increases with duration of exposure to benzene, benzidine, cadmium, herbicides and vinyl chloride. [5]


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