The most common types of cancer for women of every race in the United States are breast cancer and lung cancer, according to the CDC and MedicineNet. Colorectal cancer is ranked second for Caucasian, African-American and Native American women. It is ranked third among Asian, Pacific Islander and Hispanic women.
The leading cause of cancer death among women in the United States is lung cancer, excluding Hispanic women, notes the CDC. Breast cancer is ranked as the second leading cause of cancer death among women and is ranked first for Hispanic women. Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of death for women of all races.