The 10 Most Common Types of Cancer in the United States
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This is the most common type of cancer. More people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year in the United States than all other cancers combined. By age 70 one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. One person dies of melanoma every hour.
This may be one of the scarier types of cancerfor women as in 2020 there will be about 276,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer diagnosed in the United States. A woman’s average risk of developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about twelve percent.
This disease is the leading cause of cancer death in men and women. In 2020 it is estimated there will be about 228,820 new cases of lung cancer diagnosed and 135,720 people will die from lung cancer.
This is a type of cancer that is a leading cause of new cases in men. It’s also the second leading cause of cancer death for men. Screening recommendations have changed over the years and today screening is an individual decision.
Colorectal cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women. It is estimated that there will 104,610 new cases of colon cancer and 43,340 new cases of rectal cancer diagnosed in the United States in 2020.
In 2020, there will be about 81,400 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in the United States. Smoking is a major risk. Bladder cancer usually affects more men than women.
This cancer falls under the catch all category of uterine cancer because it develops in the lining of the uterus. About 65,620 new cases of uterine cancer will be diagnosed in 2020. An estimated 12,590 women will die from these cancers during this year.
The occurrence of kidney cancer has been rising since the 1970. It is estimated there will be 73,750 new cases of kidney cancer diagnosed in 2019. Treatment for kidney cancer is improving.
Since 1980 liver cancer has more than tripled. The reasons appear to be the increase in risk factors including obesity, diabetes, and untreated hepatitis. There will be about 42,810 new cases of liver cancer diagnosed in 2020, and about 30,160 people will die of this cancer.
This gland in the abdomen helps you digest food and control blood sugar levels. About 57,600 people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2020 and about 47,050 people will die from this cancer. Pancreatic cancer has a reputation for being stealthy and lethal.
Information courtesy of the American Cancer Society and Skin Cancer Foundation.
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