The Q-Cohort Study: More Dialysis, Less Risk of Cancer

Uremic toxins increase cancer risk. In a study of 3,450 HD patients followed for 4 years, patients were divided into quartiles based on their baseline Kt/V. Four-year survival dropped linearly along with Kt/V. Every 0.1 increase in Kt/V reduced the risk of cancer death by 8%.

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