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I just found out that smoking can cause cancer of the kidney. I am smoker for over 20 years and I had problems with urinary tract before. I am afraid that I could get a cancer. Should I go to exam my kidneys?

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Well, if you feel like it, do it. Several types of cancers can develop in the kidneys, RCC is most common. For the most types of cancers early diagnose is important. Smoking can be a cause but kidney cancer has also been linked to particular material used in some industries. Certain medical conditions, like diabetes or high blood pressure may increase the risk of developing cancer of the kidney.
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