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Fast Facts

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Number of people living with kidney and renal pelvis cancer in the US

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Estimated new cases of kidney/renal pelvis cancer in the US in 2024

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Estimated deaths from kidney/renal pelvis cancer in the US in 2024

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5-year Relative Survival Rate for all kidney cancer stages (2013-2019)

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Kidney cancer is about twice as common in men as in women

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The average age for someone to be diagnosed with kidney cancer is 65

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of kidney cancer diagnoses are a type of Renal Cell Carcinoma (RCC)

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RCC types include: Clear Cell, Papillary, Chromophobe, Collecting Duct,  Renal Medullary Carcinoma, Translocation, and Unclassified

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Other types of kidney cancer include:  Wilms Tumor (or Nephroblastoma) and Renal Sarcoma

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Kidney cancer is more common in African Americans and American Indian/Alaska Natives


  • Blood in the urine
  • Lower back pain
  • A mass in the lower back or side


  • Lifestyle factors
  • Health conditions
  • Family history
  • Chemical exposures
  • Demographic factors

Have a question? Need one-on-one support? Contact the Patient Navigator Program today!

Patients, caregivers, and family members can contact the Patient Navigator Program to learn more about a kidney cancer diagnosis, financial assistance, local support services, or get help locating a kidney cancer specialist.