Dec 22, 2012 - 8:28 am
Hello everyone and happy "day after the world ends!"
I am doing some research online and doing some reading about the causes of kidney cancer. I really haven't found anything definitive. My urologist could not give me much information on it, except to say it was more common among men, smokers, and the elderly. I am none of the three, and my BMI is normal.
I can't help but think back over my life and try and see what may have been a possible factor. We are all exposed to a lot of toxins in the air we breathe, foods we eat, chemicals we use. I cleaned houses for a living years ago and worked with cleaning agents. I color my hair regularly. I eat a lot of sweets. I've had quite a few x-rays. I drink out of plastic water bottles. I take antidepressants. My parents both smoked, and my mother smoked while she was pregnant with me. I often wonder which of these might have had something to do with it, or maybe all, or none. Maybe there are some mind/body connections too.
Just wondering what others may have learned in their travels, so to speak.