The pathological appearance of renal tumours

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    Renal malignancy is common and is rapidly increasing in incidence. It accounts for 2.5% of malignancies and is ranked ninth in incidence for men and twelfth for women in the UK. Furthermore, its incidence has almost doubled in the past 20 years. The reasons for this rapid increase in incidence are unclear, but epidemiological evidence has shown correlations with tobacco smoking, obesity, and hypertension. Worldwide it is a significant healthcare problem, particularly in industrialized countries, including eastern Europe, but high incidence rates are also recorded in Uruguay, Argentina, and Brazil. The UK has an annual rate of 11-12/100 000 of population/year and, therefore, a little over 6000 new cases/year.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationClinical Progress in Renal Cancer
    PublisherCRC Press
    Number of pages13
    ISBN (Electronic)9780203931615
    ISBN (Print)9781841846040
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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