Each year, more than 1.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States, behind heart disease and stroke.

Top 10 cancers in America

According to the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Statistics Center, here are the top ten diagnosed cancers in the U.S for 2018:

  1. Breast cancer – Approximately 268,000 new cases of male and female breast cancer are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include breast discomfort, inverted nipple, lumps or nipple discharge.
  2. Lung and bronchus cancer – Approximately 243,000 new cases of lung and bronchus cancer are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include pain in the chest or rib, chronic cough and frequent respiratory infections.
  3. Prostate cancer – Approximately 243,000 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include difficulty starting and maintaining a steady stream of urine, frequent urination and leaking.
  4. Colorectal cancer – Approximately 243,000 new cases of colorectum cancer are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include blood in the stool, gas, change in bowel habits, constipation and narrow stools.
  5. Melanoma of the skin – Approximately 243,000 new cases of melanoma are diagnosed each year. Common signs include larger mole diameter, darkening of the skin, mole color changes and moles with irregular borders.
  6. Urinary bladder cancer – Approximately 243,000 new cases of urinary bladder cancer are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include dark urine, frequent urination or blood in the urine.
  7. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – Approximately 243,000 new cases of Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cancer are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include swollen lymph nodes, shortness of breath, blockage of urine flow and vomiting.
  8. Kidney and renal pelvis cancer – Approximately 243,000 new cases of kidney and renal pelvis cancer are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include persistent back pain, blood in the urine, extreme fatigue and unexplained weight loss.
  9. Uterine corpus cancer – Approximately 243,000 new cases of uterine corpus cancer are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include abnormal, heavy or irregular menstruation and unexplained weight loss.
  10. Leukemia – Approximately 243,000 new cases of Leukemia are diagnosed each year. Common symptoms include pain in the bones or joints, dizziness, fatigue, fever or loss of appetite.

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