Kidney cancer is the 13th most common cause of cancer death in the UK, accounting for 3% of all cancer deaths (2018).[1-3]
In females in the UK, kidney cancer is the 14th most common cause of cancer death (2% of all female cancer deaths). In males in the UK, it is the 10th most common cause of cancer death (3% of all male cancer deaths).
37% of kidney cancer deaths in the UK are in females, and 63% are in males (2018).
Kidney cancer mortality rates (European age-standardised
For kidney cancer, there are mortality differences between countries despite there being no such differences in incidence.
Kidney Cancer (C64-C66,C68), Number of Deaths, Crude and European Age-Standardised (AS) Mortality Rates per 100,000 Population, UK, 2018
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||4.6||5.2||4.0||3.6||4.7|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||5.1||7.0||6.1||6.5||5.2|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||9.7||11.5||9.6||8.4||10.1|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||10.6||14.5||13.1||13.2||10.8|
|AS Rate - 95% LCL||7.0||8.3||6.8||6.3||7.2|
|AS Rate - 95% UCL||7.5||9.9||8.7||8.9||7.6|
- Data were provided by the Office for National Statistics on request, November 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths.
- Data were provided by ISD Scotland on request, October 2019. Similar data can be found here: http://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Cancer/Publications/index.asp.
- Data were provided by the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry on request, June 2020. Similar data can be found here: http://www.qub.ac.uk/research-centres/nicr/.
About this data
Data is for UK, 2018, C64-C66, C68.