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Kidney cancer on the rise

by | Mar 18, 2016 | Kidney Cancer News

Statistics show kidney cancer on the rise.

Kidney Cancer on the rise

Kidney Cancer on the rise


Kidney cancer has jumped from being the UK’s eighth most common cancer to the seventh, according to latest statistics.  For men, it has soared from the seventh to the fifth most common cancer in the UK, whilst for women it has remained the tenth, which is the same position as the previous year’s figures.  The number of new cases being diagnosed each day has increased from about 28 to 33.
Nicholas Turkentine, CEO of Kidney Cancer UK, stated: “With numbers on the rise, now more than ever, we need to increase knowledge about the symptoms of kidney cancer to help bring about earlier diagnoses; as the earlier kidney cancer is diagnosed, the higher the chance of survival.  Our message is clear, as soon as you spot blood in your urine, or have any other concerning signs, please go and consult with your doctor.  Mostly it is nothing serious but it is best to get checked out.
 
2013 statistics

  • There were 11,873 new cases of kidney cancer in the UK in 2013, that’s about 33 people each day.
  • Of these 7,455 were men and 4,418 were women.
  • Kidney cancer accounts for 3% of all new cases in the UK
  • Half (50%) of kidney cancer cases in the UK each year are diagnosed in people aged 70 and over (2011-2013).
Statistics source: Cancer Research UK, http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/kidney-cancer#heading-Zero.  Accessed March 2016
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<a href="https://www.kcuk.org.uk/author/mp/" target="_self">Malcolm Packer</a>

Malcolm Packer

Malcolm is Chief Executive Officer at Kidney Cancer UK and Kidney Cancer Scotland and has worked with the charity in various capacities for over 15 years.