My brother-in-law was employed for 23 years at an Atomic Energy Plant. He had a malignant tumor in his bladder at one time which was successfully removed. He is retired now and was suddenly diagnosed with Chronic Renal Failure. He has no real medical history of any of the precursors to the primary causal factors to renal failure. Are these two things related and if so how?

I do not know of any linkage between bladder cancer and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in relation to exposure to radioactivity.  There is a known risk of bladder cancer in workers who work and are exposed to ionizing radiation such as might be the case depending on where your brother-in-law worked.  Radiation of the kidneys can cause injury to the kidney, but I am not aware that any other exposure can cause CKD.

 

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