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Types of Cancer

Because cancer can occur in the cells in virtually any bone, tissue or organ throughout the body, there are many types of the disease. In addition, a cancer which begins in one part of the body may spread (metastasize) into other parts of the body. 

The most common types of cancer among adults in the U.S. are colon (or colorectal) and lung cancer.  Women also have high rates of breast cancer, while prostate cancer is common in men.  Other frequently diagnosed cancers include:

Access our Cancer Health Center to learn more.

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