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Kidney cancer statistics

Kidney Stats Doughnut

  • 10,144 people in the UK were diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2011.
  • There were 4,252 deaths from kidney cancer in the UK in 2012.
  • 53.9% of adult kidney cancer patients (53.3% of men and 54.8% of women) in England survived their cancer for five years or more in 2005-2009.


Stats, info and publications

See our Key Facts for a summary of the main stats and information.

See in-depth statistics for Incidence, Mortality, Survival and Risk factors.

Download our publications about these statistics:

The latest statistics available for kidney cancer in the UK are; incidence 2011, mortality 2012 and survival 2005-2009. Find out why these are the latest statistics available

The ICD codes for kidney cancer are ICD-10 C64-C66 and C68 (which include cancers of the kidney, renal pelvis, ureter and other unspecified urinary organs). 

Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and (unless otherwise stated) include all adults (15-99) diagnosed, at all ages, stages and co-morbidities. The survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics. If you are a patient, please see our CancerHelp UK pages

Specific questions and answers about some of Cancer Research UK's statistics and information and explanations on terminology used for statistics and reporting of cancer, and the methods used to calculate some of the statistics are also available. 


We would like to acknowledge the essential work of the cancer registries in the United Kingdom and Ireland Association of Cancer Registries, without which there would be no data. 

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Updated: 8 September 2014