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Preventing renal cancer thanks to knowledge of your DNA

In 90% to 95% of cases kidney cancer refers to renal cell cancer, a form of cancer that starts in the tubes of the kidney. The kidneys remove waste products from the blood. To begin with renal cancer usually shows no symptoms. Symptoms such as blood in the urine, pain and swelling generally only occur at a late stage. The disease affects people of all ages, but is most common between the ages of 55 and 75.
Preventing renal cancer thanks to knowledge of your DNA

Renal cancer and heredity

The risk of renal cancer is determined to some extent by hereditary factors. To date it has been scientifically proven that a number of genes play a role in this. On the basis of your DNA it is therefore possible to see clearly whether you have an increased or reduced risk of renal cancer.

Preventing renal cancer

Preventing renal cancer

Scientists are finding out more and more about ways to reduce the risk of renal cancer. That means you can take steps yourself to prevent renal cancer. iGene can help by sharing relevant scientific information with you.

Reduce the risk of renal cancer

Want to reduce the risk of renal cancer?

An iGene Passport allows you to see straight away whether you have an increased or reduced risk of a large number of hereditary diseases, including renal cancer. If it becomes apparent that you are at an increased risk of renal cancer, you will also receive targeted information on how to reduce this risk.

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If you make use of the iGene message service, you will continue to receive information based on the latest scientific insights. That means that if important discoveries are made in the future that will help you to reduce the risk of renal cancer even further, you will be able to benefit from them straight away.

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