Kidney cancer is the seventh most common cancer in the UK (2014), accounting for 3% of all new cases. In males, it is the fifth most common cancer in the UK (4% of all male cases), whilst it is the 10th most common cancer in females (3% of all female cases).[1-4]
In 2014, there were 12,523 new cases of kidney cancer in the UK: 7,839 (63%) in males and 4,684 (37%) in females, giving a male:female ratio of around 17:10.[1-4] The
Kidney Cancer (C64-C66 and C68), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2014
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||28.3||23.5||27.0||26.2||28.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||29.7||28.8||31.5||34.3||29.5|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||14.3||11.0||14.1||10.2||14.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||15.2||14.4||17.0||14.9||15.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||20.8||17.3||20.4||18.2||20.8|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||21.7||20.4||22.9||22.7||21.5|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
For kidney cancer, like most cancer types, differences between countries largely reflect risk factor prevalence in years past.
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/.
- Data were provided by the Welsh Cancer Intelligence and Surveillance Unit, Health Intelligence Division, Public Health Wales on request, June 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, May 2016. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for: UK, 2014, ICD-10 C64-C66 and C68