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Types of Cancer

Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. Although there are many kinds of cancer, all cancers start because abnormal cells grow out of control. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and death.

Spme cancers are relatively common, and others are extremely rare. The overall prognosis for individuals with cancer has improved greatly over the past decade. The most common types of Cancer in America as reported by the American Cancer Society are as shown below:

Cancer Type Estimated New Cases Estimated Deaths
Bladder 73,510 14,880
Breast (Female – Male) 226,870 – 2,190 39,510 – 410
Colon and Rectal (Combined) 143,460 51,690
Endometrial 47,130 8,010
Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer 59,588 12,484
Leukemia (All Types) 47,150 23,540
Lung (Including Bronchus) 226,160 160,340
Melanoma 76,250 9,180
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 70,130 18,940
Pancreatic 43,920 37,390
Prostate 241,740 28,170
Thyroid 56,460 1,780

 

The three most common cancers in men in the United States are:

 

In women in the U.S., the three most common cancers are: