It is not always possible to prevent kidney cancer, but you can take these steps to lower your chances of getting it:

  • Do not smoke or use tobacco. If you smoke, quit now.
  • Keep a healthy weight. If you are overweight, talk to your health care provider about healthy ways to lose weight.
  • Keep a healthy blood pressure. If you take blood pressure medicine, take it exactly as your doctor tells you to, and do not skip doses.

If you notice any symptoms, talk to your health care provider immediately. Finding and treating kidney cancer early can help prevent other problems.