Last year, more than 1,600,000 Americans were diagnosed with cancer. Although these diagnoses included more than 200 different cancers, most cancers are very rare. In this blog post, our Omaha disability benefits lawyers list the ten most common cancers in the U.S. and the ten deadliest cancers for men and women in the U.S.  We separate men and women because they are vulnerable to different cancers.

These statistics were obtained from the American Cancer Society, and include estimates for 2013.

 

10 Most Common Cancers in Men

Type of Cancer

Estimated Cases in 2013

Percentage of Total

Prostate cancer

238,590

28%

Lung and Bronchial Cancer

118,080

14%

Cancer of the colon or rectum

73,680

9%

Urinary bladder cancer

54,610

7%

Melanoma

45,060

5%

Kidney and renal cancers

40,430

5%

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

37,600

4%

Oral cavity or pharynx cancer

29,620

3%

Leukemia

27,880

3%

Pancreatic cancer

22,740

3%

All Cancers

854,790

100%

 

10 Deadliest Cancers in Men

Type of Cancer

Estimated Deaths in 2013

Percentage of Total

Lung and Bronchial Cancer

87,260

28%

Prostate cancer

29,720

10%

Cancer of the colon or rectum

26,300

9%

Pancreatic cancer

19,480

6%

Liver & bile duct cancer

14,890

5%

Leukemia

13,660

4%

Esophagus cancer

12,200

4%

Urinary bladder cancer

10,820

4%

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

10,590

3%

Kidney and renal cancers

8,780

3%

All Cancer deaths

306,920

100%

 

10 Most Common Cancers in Women

Type of Cancer

Estimated Cases in 2013

Percentage of Total

Breast cancer

232,340

29%

Lung and Bronchial Cancer

110,110

14%

Cancer of the colon or rectum

69,140

9%

Uterine cancer

49,560

6%

Thyroid cancer

45,310

6%

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

32,140

4%

Melanoma

31,630

4%

Kidney and renal cancers

24,720

3%

Pancreatic cancer

22,480

3%

Ovarian cancer

22,240

3%

All Cancers

805,500

100%

 

10 Deadliest Cancers in Women

Type of Cancer

Estimated Deaths in 2013

Percentage of Total

Lung and Bronchial Cancer

72,220

26%

Breast cancer

39,20

14%

Cancer of the colon or rectum

24,530

9%

Pancreatic cancer

18,980

7%

Ovarian cancer

14,030

5%

Leukemia

10,060

4%

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma

8,430

3%

Uterine bladder cancer

8,190

3%

Liver & bile duct cancer

6,780

2%

Brain & nervous system cancers

6,150

2%

All Cancer deaths

273,430

100%

Our Omaha Social Security disability attorneys help Nebraskans who are diagnosed with cancer and other serious illnesses to obtain the Social Security benefits they need, so they can focus on treatment and recovery. To learn more about applying for Social Security benefits for cancer, request a free copy of our brochure, Give Yourself the Best Chance of Winning Your Social Security Disability Case.  To schedule a free consultation with an Omaha SSDI lawyer, contact Cuddigan Law at 402-933-5405.

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