The Most Common Types of Cancer in the U.S.

  • The Most Common Types of Cancer in the U.S.

Breast Cancer 
In American women, the most common type of cancer is breast cancer. Though predominant in women, breast cancer cases among men are also noted. 
Lung Cancer 
The country’s next most common type of cancer is lung cancer. It also includes bronchus cancer.
Prostate Cancer 
In men living in the country, the most prevalent cancer is prostate cancer. It is also one of the primary causes of death among men in the country. Though cancer grows slowly, it is important to be watchful with PSA and CRP labs to ensure cancer can be diagnosed and treated in time. 
Rectal and Colon Cancer 
Cancer that is present in the rectum or the colon is known as colorectal cancer. Together these organs constitute the body’s large intestine.
Melanoma Skin Cancer 
Among the most common cancers is melanoma, which is a type of skin cancer. Melanin is responsible for giving our skin its natural hue. So, at times, cancer originates in the melanoma cells, and cause abnormal moles on the skin. Though it appears mostly on the skin, some people develop melanoma on their pigmented tissues or the eyes.
Bladder Cancer 
It is another common variant of cancer. It is predominant in older adults. Men are more likely to develop this cancer as compared to women. 
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (NHL) 
NHL is a cancer of the blood that starts at the lymphatic system. In this cancer, the lymphocytes lead to the formation of the tumors in the blood. 
Kidney Cance
Usually, kidney cancer starts as a tumor in a single kidney. It is also known as renal cell cancer. The tumor from cancer either forms at the ureter or the pelvis of the kidney. 
Endometrial Cancer 
Typically, there are two categories of uterine cancer – uterine sarcoma and endometrial cancer. Of these, the latter is common. 
Cancer that develops in the tissues of the bone marrow that are responsible for the blood formation is known as leukemia. When a plethora of unhealthy white blood cells grow in the bone marrow and the blood and outnumber the healthy blood cells, then that leads to the development of leukemia. As a result of leukemia, a person is unable to fight infections, transport oxygen to the different tissues of the body, or control bleeding.


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