How many people get kidney cancer?
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for kidney cancer in the United States for 2013 are:
- About 65,150 new cases of kidney cancer
- About 13,680 deaths from kidney cancer
Most people with this cancer are older. It is not at all common in people under age 45. Overall, the lifetime risk of getting kidney cancer is about 1 in 63. This risk is higher in men than in women.
Last Medical Review: 11/27/2012
Last Revised: 01/23/2013