Kidney cancer rates are increasing, so what’s fuelling the surge?

Anne Li                                                                                                April 29th, 2017


Cancer rates in the UK have been steadily increasing over the last few decades, largely because people are living longer. Now, 1 in 2 of us born after 1960 will be diagnosed with cancer in our lifetime. That’s the picture for all cancers combined. But look a little closer at the numbers for individual cancers and a more complicated picture emerges. This is the case for kidney cancer. In the UK, around 5,500 people were diagnosed with kidney cancer each year in the mid-1990s, but this has now more than doubled, hitting about 11,900 a year.


See original article at: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2017/04/24/kidney-cancer-rates-are-increasing-so-whats-fuelling-the-surge/

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