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Common Types of Cancer

* The following is not a complete list of types of cancer. For more detailed information, please browse our Cancer Encyclopedia or visit the Health Encyclopedia Cancer Center on our home page.

The most common cause of cancer-related death is lung cancer.

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

In women in the United States, the three most common cancers are:

Some cancers are more common in certain parts of the world. For example, in Japan, there are many cases of stomach cancer, but in the United States, this type of cancer is pretty rare. Differences in diet may play a role.

Some other types of cancers include:

 

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