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A 41-year-old member asked:

Tell me the most common types of cancer?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 20 years experience
See below: Prostate, breast, lung, colorectal, melanoma (skin), and bladder cancer are the most common types. A full list is published at: http://www.Cancer.Gov/cancertopics/types/commoncancers.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

I was wondering what are some common types of cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
It depends on Gender: In men it is prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. In women it is breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. That make 4 common cancers which account for 50% of all cancers. Other relatively common ones include pancreas, bladder and lymphomas.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the most common types of cancer usually?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 24 years experience
DEPENDS ON GENDER: The top 3 cancers in men in the us are: prostate, lung and colon. For women: breast, lung and colon.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what is the most common cause of cancer?

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Dr. Charles Sturgis
Pathology 31 years experience
Tobacco: There are many things that can contribute to the develpment of cancers, and each type of cancer has unique risks. The number one cause of cancer death for adult men and adult women in the U.S. Is lung cancer. Lung cancer is caused by smoking. Tobacco products are not glamorous, they are lethal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

Which type of cancer is the most common for people to get?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 36 years experience
In the US...: ...In men: prostate, lung, colorectal, and bladder cancer are most common. ...In women: breast, lung, colorectal, and uterine cancer are most common. The sad reality is that, if you live long enough, there is a 1 in 3 chance that you will develop cancer.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. Rosen in the list of lethal cancers, though skin cancers are commoner but not as lethal.
Aug 19, 2012
A 47-year-old member asked:

What is the most common type of cancer that affects both genders?

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Dr. Leena Varughese
Pathology 15 years experience
Lung: Lung cancer. Next up is colon.
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