Kidney Cancer: Statistics

What are statistics?

Some people use numbers called statistics to figure out their chances of getting cancer. Or they use them to try to figure out their chance of being cured. Because no 2 people are alike, statistics can’t be used to predict what will happen to one person. The statistics below describe large groups of people. They do not take into account a person's own risk factors, such as family history, behaviors, or cancer screenings. If you have questions, talk with your health care provider.

What are the statistics for kidney cancer?

Here are some statistics about kidney cancer:

  • Kidney cancer is more common in men than in women.

  • In 2015, about 61,560 people in the U.S. will be told that they have kidney cancer. About 38,270 of these will be men. About 23,290 of these will be women.

  • Kidney cancer is more common in older people. It's not common in people under age 45. The average age of a person when they are diagnosed is 64.

  • About 14,080 people in the U.S. will die of kidney cancer in 2015.

Source:  American Cancer Society (ACS)