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Which Cancers Do People Get the Most Often?

Aug 16, 2018

There is no more hated disease or condition in the world than Cancer. People often live in dread of the news that they or one of their loved ones has contracted one of the types of cancer. While there is a large amount of research that is being done to cure the various forms of cancer, it appears that medical science remains very far away from reaching that point.

For now, many people still get cancer. There are 200 kinds of cancer a person can contract. However some are far more common than other forms. What follows are some of the most common cases that people suffer from.

1 - Skin Cancer

The most common form of cancer there is, skin cancer is diagnosed in over 1 million people every year! There’s a variety of subsets of skin cancer within the grouping and skin cancer will be found in a variety of places on the body. In truth, it’s possible for skin cancer to literally start in any part of the body where skin is located.

2 - Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most dangerous and deadly forms of cancer that people may contract. It’s unfortunate that it's one of the most common ones. More than 160,000 people will die each year from lung cancer. There are multiple forms of lung cancer that can form. The lungs are one of the most common places that cancer will spread throughout a body.

3 - Breast Cancer

It’s likely that breast cancer awareness can’t possibly be any higher than it is right now. Breast cancer is almost exclusively found in women, however there are rare cases diagnosed in men each year as well. Approximately 1% of cases are men.

4 - Prostate Cancer

Just as breast cancer is the most common cancer to affect women, prostate cancer is the most likely to affect men in turn. It even has approximately the same amount of cases diagnosed each year. Prostate cancer is almost exclusively found in men over the age of 50. However, checks should be made regularly from a younger age as soon as a man starts to be at risk.

5 - Bladder Cancer

Another common cancer, bladder cancer is found in over 70,000 people each year. The type of bladder cancer that is contracted depends on the location of the bladder and which types of cells are the ones that are affected.

6 - Colorectal Cancer

Another common form of cancer, colorectal cancer can be found in over 140,000 people every single year. This is another cancer that is very common in the elderly. There are several other risk factors and people who eat poorly or suffer from type 2 diabetes (often both will be true together) will often find themselves catching colorectal cancer.

7 - Melanoma

This is one of the more severe versions of skin cancer. When people look at an “abnormal mole” on their body, this is typically melanoma. That’s because melanoma starts in pigment producing cells. It can also be found in other parts of the body in which pigments are created, but is most common in the skin.

8 - Leukemia

Leukemia is especially tragic due to how common it is in children. There are multiple types of leukemia, but they all essentially form inside the bone marrow and then affect the blood cells created. As mentioned, it’s one of the most deadly forms of cancer for young children and is responsible for the most deaths in children and young adults.

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