Kidney stones increase risk of kidney cancer
Kidney stones are associated with an increased risk of kidney cancers (greater than 39%) according to a new research study.
So in case you suffer from kidney stones, dont forget to see a nephrologist (kidney doctor) as they can order some tests and find out a cause and prevent recurrence of stones!
In a study of 120,852 participants in the prospective Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS), Jeroen A.A. van de Pol, and colleagues at Maastricht University in Maastricht, The Netherlands, found that individuals who reported a history of kidney stones had a significant 39% greater risk of RCC overall compared with those who did not, after adjusting for multiple variables, van de Pol’s team reported in the British Journal of Cancer. When the investigators examined the association by RCC type, they found that a history of kidney stones was associated with a significant 3-fold increased risk of papillary RCC (pRCC), but was not significantly associated with clear-cell RCC (ccRCC).
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