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2–3% aller malignen Erkrankungen gehen von der Niere aus (Dayal u. Wilkinson 1989; Tavani u. La Vecchia 1997). In Deutschland wurden 1993 5544 Todesfälle durch maligne Nierentumoren registriert. Damit verursacht das Nierenzellkarzinom in Deutschland ca. 5% aller krebsbedingten Todesfälle und zählt eher zu den seltenen Tumorerkrankungen (Hoelzel et al.1996). Die Inzidenz ist in den letzten Jahrzehnten leicht steigend (Katz et al.1994; Wunderlich et al.1998). Sie variiert erheblich zwischen unterschiedlichen geographischen Regionen um den Faktor 10–20. Männer sind häufiger betroffen als Frauen (Hoelzel et al.1996) und die Erkrankung tritt vorwiegend im höheren Lebensalter mit einem Inzidenzgipfel zwischen 50 und 70 Jahren auf. Es sind aber auch Fälle im Kindesalter beschrieben worden.


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