Misinformation About Cancer Affecting The Chronic Kidney Disease Community

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Although many within the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) Community are highly aware of the connection between Cardiovascular Disease, High Blood Pressure and CKD; unbeknownst to most, cancer is becoming the fastest growing threat to people with CKD.  New research recently published by the National Kidney Foundation, American Journal of Kidney Diseases has found that "the correlation between cancer mortality and kidney disease remained high..." in CKD patients. Renal Business Today reported on Wednesday December 18th, 2013 that, "Like Cardiovascular Disease, cancer is becoming a major cause of death in people with Chronic Kidney Disease," according to Germaine Wong, MD, University of Sydney. 

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What is more alarming is that fewer than half of Americans are aware that body weight and physical activity affect cancer risk, based upon findings released by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). CKD patients were 1.3 times more likely to die from cancers in general when compared to individuals without CKD, and the number jumps to a 2.5 increase in cancer related deaths when looking specifically at urinary tract cancers.

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While, researchers have acknowledged that "intervention to improve outcomes in patients with CKD and cancer is limited," according to the AICR report there are three steps to reduce cancer risk including keeping weight at a healthy level, eating a proper diet, and being physically active for 30 minutes a day. Oddly enough, these are very similar recommendations to improve your overall health outcomes. Hence, by closely following your healthcare plan, as much as you reasonably can, you are effectively improving your quality of life as well as reducing your cancer risk. Be sure to also talk with your Nephrologists about receiving regular cancer screenings.

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References: 

"Cancer Deaths Rise in Those with Reduced Kidney Function." Http://www.renalbusiness.com/. Virgo Publishing, LLC.

Thompson, Dennis. "U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue To Decline." Http://news.health.com/. Health Media Ventures, Inc.

"Patients Misinformed About Their Risk of Cancer." Http://www.renalandurologynews.com/. Renal & Urology News.