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Low vitamin D linked to higher risk of kidney cancer

Posted on: June 16, 2013   by  Kate Saley


Higher vitamin D levels are associated with significantly lower risk of renal cell cancer in adults, according to research published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a type of kidney cancer that originates in the lining of the small tubes in the kidney that filter blood and waste products. It is the most common type of kidney cancer in adults, accounting for 80% of kidney cancer cases. Additionally, RCC is relatively resistant to many common cancer treatments.

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3 Responses to Low vitamin D linked to higher risk of kidney cancer

  1. swe9845

    Kate, in the above information there are 2 abbreviations, RCC and RRC. As we can see RCC stands for renal cell carcinoma but what is RRC?

  2. Kate Saley

    Hi Swe,

    This was a typo. They all read RCC now. Thanks for the heads up!


  3. Anita Monacelli

    I have low eGFR,non-African American. I take 2 different blood pressure meds. I also take diabetes med. My eGFR is 48. What can I do to raise this number?

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