What Is the Survival Rate for Kidney Cancer?

Cancer survival rates are usually discussed in terms of 5-year relative survival, which refers to the proportion of patients still alive five years after diagnosis, compared to people in the general population who have not been diagnosed with cancer. Nationally, the 5-year relative survival for people diagnosed with kidney and renal pelvis cancer is 74.8%. Keep in mind that statistics like these are based on large groups of people and cannot predict what might happen with an individual patient.

Kidney cancer survival at Roswell Park

Roswell Park continually monitors, measures and evaluates all our patient outcomes and survival, and we compare our data to national data collected by the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program.

This pie chart illustrates the cancer stage at time of diagnosis of patients with kidney cancer at Roswell Park. 

This graph illustrates the survival rates of patients with kidney cancer at Roswell Park, compared to the survival rates nationwide.