Jul 12, 2012 - 8:09 am
When I was at MD Anderson, I was in a discussion with my Doctor whether I should have my kids (both young adults) checked sometime for RCC. He told me that RCC was environmental, not hereditary. At the time I failed to pursue the cause further. In the mid 1970's to mid 1980's I worked in the Houston Shipyards with petroleum barges. I had figured that being around leaded and unleaded gasoline, breathing the fumes when we washed out the barges probably had a big influence on me developing RCC. But after thinking about it, I thought that would have more of an influence on lungs instead of kidneys.
Is there a study that confirms what mostly causes RCC? Or does anyone know what might cause it?