Unfortunately, Cancer Research UK says that over the last decade, kidney cancer incidence rates have increased by more than a quarter in the UK.
The charity says that incidence rates for kidney cancer are projected to rise by 26 percent in the UK between 2014 and 2035, to 32 cases per 100,000 people by 2035.
Cancer Treatment Centres of America: “Kidney cancer is often difficult to detect in its early stages. In fact, before a tumour has grown or the disease has spread, kidney cancer is most commonly discovered by an X-ray or ultrasound performed for another reason.”
The most common sign of kidney cancer is blood in the urine, which may appear rusty or dark red.