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28 Jan

Kidney cancer
Hi there. Hope you are well. My mom, aged 67, recently had a kidney removed as cancer was found but it had not spear past the one kidney. Firstly, is the other kidney or other part of her body at risk for developing cancer ? Secondly what are the chances of me developing cancer. I am aged 41. Thank you
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01 Feb

Dear Kris, even though there is no evidence that the kidney cancer has spread, there is always a chance that it may appear somewhere else in the body (even though the chances are small). Although kidney cancer can run in families, inherited kidney cancers are uncommon, occurring about 5% of the time. (MCH).
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