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Five Most Common Cancers In Women

Since it’s mother’s day, I felt it was appropriate to post about a topic important to women. EverydayHealth.Com featured an article yesterday listing the five most common types of cancer among women. I found it interesting/helpful because it also gave survival data and percentages of women affected. The five most common cancers in women are:

Breast cancer accounted for 26 percent of all female cancer cases and 15 percent of the 272,000 female cancer-related deaths that year. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 8
Lung and bronchus cancers accounted for 14 percent of female cancer cases and 26 percent of all deaths. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 16
Colon and rectal cancers accounted for 10 percent of all cancer cases and 9 percent of all deaths. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 19
Uterine cancer accounted for 6 percent of all cancer cases, and 3 percent of all deaths. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 41
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma accounted for 4 percent of all cancer cases and 3 percent of all deaths. A woman’s odds of getting this cancer: 1 in 53

Wouldn’t it also be interesting to know average longevity for each type of cancer following diagnosis? In other words, which types of cancer affecting women were responding best to treatment?

Feel good and keep smiling! Pattie

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