Kidney Cancer (Adult) Renal Cell Carcinoma Overview

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What Is Kidney Cancer? TOPICS

How many people get kidney cancer?

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for kidney cancer in the United States for 2015 are:

  • About 61,560 new cases of kidney cancer
  • About 14,080 deaths from kidney cancer

Most people with this cancer are older. It is uncommon in people under age 45.

Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women. 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: 04/29/2014
Last Revised: 01/13/2015