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How many people were diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma in 1996?

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August 09, 2010 3:09AM

Nearly 51,190 new diagnoses and 12,890 deaths were reported in the United States in 2007. It is more common in men than women

Exposure to paints, mineral oils, cutting fluids, benzene, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, and asbestos is associated with development of renal cell carcinoma.

On the other hand, there is strong evidence from around the world that drinking alcoholic beverages in moderation reduces the risk of developing kidney cancer or renal cell carcinoma.