COMMON TYPES OF ADULT CANCERS  
     
 

In the Worlds developed countries, cancer is presently responsible for about 25% of all deaths. On a yearly basis, 0.5% of the population are diagnosed with cancer.

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Male Female
most common cause of death most common cause of death
prostate cancer (33%) lung cancer (31%) breast cancer (32%) lung cancer (27%)
lung cancer (13%) prostate cancer (10%) lung cancer (12%) breast cancer (15%)
colorectal cancer (10%) colorectal cancer (10%) colorectal cancer (11%) colorectal cancer (10%)
bladder cancer (7%) pancreatic cancer (5%) endometrial cancer (6%) ovarian cancer (6%)
cutaneous melanoma (5%) leukemia (4%) non-Hodgkin lymphoma (4%) pancreatic cancer (6%)