Kidney cancer statistics

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To provide the most current cancer statistics, statistical methods are used to estimate the number of new cancer cases and deaths until actual data become available.

Incidence and mortality

Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer. Statistics include kidney cancer and cancer of the renal pelvis.

Cancer statistics are currently collected, analyzed and reported based on the sex assigned at birth, with male/men and female/women categories. We need to address gaps in how statistics are collected to better understand cancer in transgender, non-binary and gender-diverse people.

It is estimated that in 2024:

  • 9,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with kidney and renal pelvis cancer.
  • 1,950 Canadians will die from kidney and renal pelvis cancer.
  • 5,900 men will be diagnosed with kidney and renal pelvis cancer and 1,250 will die from it.
  • 3,100 women will be diagnosed with kidney and renal pelvis cancer and 670 will die from it.

For more information about cancer statistics, go to Canadian Cancer Statistics.

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