Kidney cancer is the 7th most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 3% of all new cancer cases (2015).[1-4]
In males in the UK, kidney cancer is the 6th most common cancer (4% of all new male cancer cases). In females in the UK it is the 10th most common cancer (3% of all new female cancer cases).
63% of kidney cancer cases in the UK are in males, and 37% are in females.
Kidney cancer incidence rates (European
Kidney Cancer (C64-C66,C68), Number of New Cases, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Incidence Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2015
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||27.7||28.0||22.8||27.1||27.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||29.1||32.4||28.0||35.2||29.1|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||13.9||13.3||10.6||11.5||13.9|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||14.8||16.1||14.0||16.5||14.7|
|AS Rate - 95% LCI||20.5||20.4||16.7||19.5||20.5|
|AS Rate - 95% UCI||21.3||23.0||19.7||24.1||21.2|
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, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/healthandsocialcare/conditionsanddiseases/bulletins/cancerregistrationstatisticsengland/previousReleases.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, August 2017. 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, October 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.wcisu.wales.nhs.uk.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, July 2017. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2015, ICD-10 C64-C66, C68.