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Top 10 Types of Cancer


Most common cancers
top 10 Cancers

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(Last Updated On: March 1, 2017)

Cancer is one of the most dreaded deadly diseases affecting at least more than one third of the population over some stage of their lifetime. Cancer is characterized by abnormal and relentless cell division in the living tissues. These cancer cells can spread to any and/or all parts of the body by travelling through blood, lymph or by local invasion into surrounding tissues. Death and disability resulting from cancer is enormous and requires aggressive interventions.

Here is a list of ten most common cancers that affect the human beings.

10. Endometrial Cancer:

Endometrial cancer is the cancer of the lining of the womb. It is 10th most common cancer overall while it is 4th most common among women. It is diagnosed in women between the ages of 45 and 74 years, most frequently so between 55 and 64 years of age. Out of every 100,000 women, a fraction more than 25 are diagnosed with endometrial cancer every year. Out of every 100,000 women around 4 to 5 women die of this cancer every year.

9. Kidney Cancer:

Kidney cancer is the ninth most common cancer of all. It affects both men and women and average age at the time of diagnosis is 64 years. People younger than 45 years are seldom affected by this type of cancer. One in every 63 human beings will be diagnosed with this cancer at some stage of their life. To be precise one in every 52 men and one in every 87 women suffer from this cancer at some stage of their life. After the diagnosis of kidney cancer 73% of them survive for 5 or more than 5 years.

8. Thyroid Cancer:

Thyroid cancer is the 8th most common cancer overall. It is usually diagnosed at a younger age as compared to other cancers of the adults. Out of every 100,000 people ,around 14 human beings, including both sexes, are diagnosed with thyroid cancer every year. 1.2 percent of the total population are expected to be diagnosed with some type of thyroid cancer at some point in time during their lifetime. Out of all the diagnosed cases of thyroid cancer 75% are women and 25% are men. One out of every 50 cases of thyroid cancer occurs in children and adolescents. One out of every 200,000 population dies of thyroid cancer every year.

7. Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma:

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma is the 7th most common type of cancer and constitutes 4% of all the cancers. Out of every 100,000 of general population, 20 are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma every year. Out of all the diagnosed cases 70.7% survive for 5 years from the time of diagnosis and 6 out of every 100,000 population die of this cancer every year. Out of every 100,000 population, 2100 will be diagnosed with this type of cancer at any stage during their life. To be more specific, one out of every 48 men and one out of every 58 women are expected to suffer from this cancer during their lifetime.

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