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Inactivity shown to increase kidney cancer risk by 77% and bladder cancer risk by 73%, independent of obesity
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

A new study led by researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute establishes a connection between a sedentary lifestyle and risk of developing kidney or bladder cancer. The findings extend a line of inquiry that has already revealed a connection between chronic inactivity and heightened risk for both ovarian and cervical cancer, and also highlight the possibility of reducing risk for some cancers by increasing physical activity.

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Cancer Talk Blog

Monday, May 29, 2017 - 9:01am

Hank was 7 years old when he was diagnosed with a stage IV Wilms’ tumor last year.
The tumor started in his left kidney – all Wilms’ tumors begin in one of the kidneys – and by the time it was found, it was the size of his head and had spread to his abdomen and both lungs.

“His first lung CT scan looked like Swiss cheese from all of the growths,” said his mom, Christine.
The whole family was scared, including Hank.

“It was shocking,” said the third grader. “The first thought that raced through my head was, ‘Am I going to live?’”

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