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What are some of the different types of cancer?

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Some types of cancer include breast, lung and prostate cancers, which are the three deadliest forms of the disease in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute. Breast cancer is the most common. The National Cancer Institute anticipates 234,000 new breast cancer diagnoses in 2015.

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among U.S. men, according to MedicineNet. The National Cancer Institute anticipates 220,800 new diagnoses for prostate cancer in 2015. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in both men and women. Among children, lymphoma, leukemia and cancer of the brain are the most common types of cancers.

Other cancer types include endometrial cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer and colorectal cancer, which includes both colon and rectal cancers, notes the National Cancer Institute. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, thyroid cancer and melanoma are other cancer types.

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