Childhood kidney and renal pelvis cancer statistics
It can take several years to collect and confirm cancer data, so the number of new cancer cases and deaths from recent years may not be available for some time. The most recent data available are provided.
Childhood kidney and renal pelvis cancer statistics include Wilms tumour, and other rare types of kidney cancer found in children. Almost all kidney and renal pelvis cancers found in children are Wilms tumour.
Incidence and mortality
Incidence is the total number of new cases of cancer. Mortality is the number of deaths due to cancer.
The most recent incidence and mortality statistics for kidney and renal pelvis cancer in children aged 0 to 14 years are from 2009 to 2013.
- 220 Canadian children were diagnosed with kidney and renal pelvis cancer.
- 12 Canadian children died from kidney and renal pelvis cancer.
For more information about cancer statistics, go to the Canadian Cancer Statistics publication.
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.