Almost 15,000 kidney cancer deaths expected in 2018
BY RICHARD FRANKI
The numbers of both should be about twice as high for males as for females this year, with predictions for new cases coming in at 42,680 (males) and 22,660 (females) and deaths expected to total 10,010 for males and 4,960 for females, Rebecca L. Siegel, MPH, and her associates at the ACS reported in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. That works out to 65,340 total cases and 14,970 deaths for the year.
Deaths from kidney cancer are expected to represent 2.6% of all cancer deaths in men and 1.7% in women. These estimates are based on joinpoint-generated annual percent change in cancer deaths from 2001 through 2015.