How is renal cell carcinoma (RCC) prevented?

Updated: Feb 19, 2021
  • Author: Kush Sachdeva, MD; Chief Editor: E Jason Abel, MD  more...
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It is recommended that patients avoid causative factors such as smoking, obesity, occupational exposures, and other factors, as described in Etiology.

Careful surveillance by ultrasonography and computed tomography scanning is recommended for patients with end-stage renal disease or von Hippel-Lindau disease, those who have undergone kidney transplantation, and other high-risk groups.


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