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While there are no proven kidney cancer prevention methods, there are steps we can take to reduce our risk of kidney cancer.
Quit Smoking or Don't Start - Smoking is a strong risk factor for renal cell carcinoma. As soon as you quit (it's never too late!), your body reaps the benefits of being tobacco free.
Know What You are Being Exposed to in the Workplace - If you are exposed to fumes, dust, and chemicals in the workplace, you have a right to know what you are being exposed to. Cadmium, some herbicides, and organic solvents such as trichloroethylene have been linked to increased risk of renal cell carcinoma. Talk to your employer about limiting your exposure.
Eat a Well-Balanced Diet - Eating a well-balanced diet is advantageous for many reasons. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables, but low in animal fats and salt, is beneficial. Obesity is a risk factor many types of kidney cancer.