Diagnosing Kidney Cancer

This information is useful for adults and older adults
A man diagnosed with kidney cancer stands on a shore.

Kidney, or renal, cancer can occur in one or both kidneys. It strikes men more often than women, and is rarely found in people younger than 45 years old, says Yale Medicine pathologist Adebowale Adeniran, MD. About 16 per 100,000 men and women per year are diagnosed with kidney cancer in the United States each year. Pathological findings play an important role in diagnosing and identifying the most effective treatments for all kinds of renal cancer.