Being overweight, associated with an increase in the chances of suffering from cancer of the breast, colon, or cervix, is also related to a 70% increase in the risk of developing kidney cancer.
In fact, according to the experts of the Cancer Research UK of the United Kingdom, in this country they have verified how the new cases of patients diagnosed with kidney cancer have multiplied by four in just over three decades, specifically since 1975 -year in that 2,300 cases were registered - to 2009, in which 9,000 people have been diagnosed with this disease. Thus, this type of cancer occupies in the United Kingdom the eighth position of the most frequent cancers, and researchers warn that obesity is the main risk factor because increases up to 70 percent the chances of developing these tumors, followed by the smoking (which increases the risk in a 50%).
Excess weight is also what most worries British specialists because, while in the observed period of time the number of smokers in the country has decreased, the rates of overweight and obesity increase progressively, and it is estimated that, In the United Kingdom, around 70% of men and 60% of women have a Body mass index (BMI) over 25, so they have excess weight.
Although the five-year survival rate for kidney cancer patients has increased by 85% in the last 40 years, the new drugs used in the treatment usually make it possible to prevent the progress of the disease but not cure it. Therefore, specialists insist that stop smoking and maintain an appropriate weight, are the two best ways to prevent the onset of this disease, and point out that attention is paid to signs that may alert of the presence of the disease, such as blood in the urine, because an early diagnosis greatly improves the prognosis.