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How common is kidney cancer?

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Dr. Terence Chapman
Urology - Oncology
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In brief: Relatively uncommon

Kidney cancer is the sixth and eighth leading cause of new cancers in men and women in 2012, respectively.
An estimated 40, 250 cases in men and 24, 520 in women are projected in 2012, which represents 5% and 3% of new cancer diagnoses for men and women, respectively.

In brief: Relatively uncommon

Kidney cancer is the sixth and eighth leading cause of new cancers in men and women in 2012, respectively.
An estimated 40, 250 cases in men and 24, 520 in women are projected in 2012, which represents 5% and 3% of new cancer diagnoses for men and women, respectively.
Dr. Terence Chapman
Dr. Terence Chapman
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In brief: Not common

Kidney cancer is not common, however the incidence is rising with the use of modern radiologic imaging, including ct scans.

In brief: Not common

Kidney cancer is not common, however the incidence is rising with the use of modern radiologic imaging, including ct scans.
Dr. Matthew Thom
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Dr. Hindi Mermelstein
Not common . As with many types of cancer, early diagnosis increases the likelihood of good outcome and treatments for even later stage illness are becoming more avaialble . So if you have a concern please go see your doctor. Good luck
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