Demographics

Data collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) has been analyzed and made available in graphical form by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), based in France.

Kidney cancer is the 12th most prevalent cancer worldwide, tied with pancreatic cancer.  See chart

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) provides statistics from its SEER database.

The World Cancer Research Fund presents the WHO data sorted by country.  See their summary and charts


Demographics Heat Map
Age-Standardised Rate per 100,000 (World)

 

For men,

  • Czech Republic had the highest rate of kidney cancer in 2012, followed by Lithuania and Estonia.
  • About 59 per cent of kidney cancer cases occurred in more developed countries.
  • The highest incidence of kidney cancer was in Northern America and Europe; and the lowest incidence in Africa and Asia.

For women,

  • Czech Republic had the highest rate of kidney cancer in 2012, followed by Slovakia and United States of America.
  • About 60 per cent of kidney cancer cases occurred in more developed countries.
  • The highest incidence of kidney cancer was in Northern America and Europe; and the lowest incidence in Africa and Asia.