Most Common Cancers

Posted on Dec 16, 2016 by Delveinsight

Cancer, a highly morbid disease, has one of the worst incidence and mortality statistics across the globe. As reported by the American Cancer Society, the estimated annual incidence for 2016 has crossed 40,000 cases or more in USA alone. In the statistics, the most common type of cancer is breast cancer, with around 249,000 new cases in 2016 itself. Other common cancers include lung and prostate cancer. Colorectal cancers, combining colon and rectal cancers, have registered 95,270 and 39,220, new cases respectively, which amounts to a total of 134,490 new cases of colorectal cancer.

The following table gives the estimated numbers of new cases and deaths for each common cancer type:

Cancer Type Estimated New Cases Estimated Deaths
Bladder 76,960 16,390
Breast (Female – Male) 246,660 – 2,600 40,450 – 440
Colon and Rectal (Combined) 134,490 49,190
Endometrial 60,050 10,470
Kidney (Renal Cell and Renal Pelvis) Cancer 62,700 14,240
Leukemia (All Types) 60,140 24,400
Lung (Including Bronchus) 224,390 158,080
Melanoma 76,380 10,130
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma 72,580 20,150
Pancreatic 53,070 41,780
Prostate 180,890 26,120
Thyroid 64,300 1,980
 

Source: National Cancer Institute

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