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Most common cancer types

The World Cancer Research Fund International has an updated data collected globally. Their statistics indicate that there are roughly 14.1 million cancer cases in 2012 alone. Of this, 52% or 7.4 million are men and 48% or 6.7 million are women.

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When it comes to cancer types, lung cancer is the most common kind worldwide. In 2012. It accounts for 13% of new cases in that year.

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Next is breast cancer in women with nearly 1.7 million cases. It is, in fact, the most common form of cancer in the UK.

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Next is breast cancer in women with nearly 1.7 million cases. It is, in fact, the most common form of cancer in the UK.

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The third most common cancer type is colorectal cancer. There were 1.4 million cases reported in 2012.

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When breaking cancer types by gender, the following are the most common types in men: lung, prostate and colorectal cancers.

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Stomach, liver, bladder, oesophagus, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, kidney and leukaemia are part of the top 10 most common cancer types affecting men.

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Understanding Leukemia and its Symptoms

Stomach, liver, bladder, oesophagus, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, kidney and leukaemia are part of the top 10 most common cancer types affecting men.

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Amongst women, breast cancer is the most common type worldwide. It accounts for more than 25% of new cases reported in 2012. Second on the list of most common cancer types for women is colorectal followed by lung cancer.

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Cervical, stomach, corpus uteri (endometrium), ovary, thyroid, liver and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are the other top contenders of cancers in women.

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Cervical, stomach, corpus uteri (endometrium), ovary, thyroid, liver and non-Hodgkin lymphoma are the other top contenders of cancers in women.

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Understanding Leukemia and its Symptoms

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