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Types of Cancer

Cancer is a broad term used to encompass several malignant diseases. There are over 100 different types of cancer, affecting various parts of the body. Each type of cancer is unique with its own causes, symptoms, and methods of treatment. Like with all groups of disease, some types of cancer are more common than others.

Common Types of Cancer

Skin cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men and women. Over one million cases are diagnosed each year, with more young people having skin cancer than ever before. The most common types of cancer in the United States based on frequency of diagnosis are:

• bladder cancer

• breast cancer

• colon cancer

• endometrial cancer

• kidney cancer (renal cell)

• leukemia

• lung cancer

• melanoma

• non-Hodgkin lymphoma

• pancreatic cancer

• prostate cancer

• thyroid cancer

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