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Kidney Cancer Awareness

Kidney Cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women

Renal cell carcinoma (RCC), also known as renal cell cancer or renal cell adenocarcinoma, is by far the most common type of kidney cancer. About 9 out of 10 kidney cancers are renal cell carcinomas.

Learn more about the types of kidney cancer.

The American Cancer Society's most recent estimates for kidney cancer in the United States are for 2015:

About 61,560 new cases of kidney cancer

38,270 cases will occur in men; 23, 290 cases will occur in women

The risk of a person having kidney cancer in their lifetime is about 1 in 63.

For reasons that are not totally clear, the rate of new kidney cancers has been rising since the 1990s, although this seems to have leveled off in the past few years. Part of this rise was probably due to the use of newer imaging tests such as CT scans, which picked up some cancers that might never have been found otherwise.

Source: American Cancer Society What are the key statistics about kidney cancer?

John, a kidney/renal cancer survivor, describes his experience with the Urologic Oncology Clinic

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