• Question: What is the most common type of cancer??

    Asked by chazzanmegzoz to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by lucascosmos13, chickenwingbods, nigeorge, alisonkatie, thesciencegeeksd, jannah.
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      Joanna Watson answered on 15 Jun 2010:

      The most common cancer in the UK is breast cancer – which is a bit of a surprise isn’t it, because almost all breast cancers are in women and some of the other cancers affect men *and* women.

      At the moment, the most common cancer in the world is lung cancer.

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      Mariam Orme answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      Lung cancer is the most common cancer.

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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      The most common cancers are prostate, breast, lung and colon cancer, but the most common of these depends on where you come from. For example, in western and northern Europe, the most common is prostate cancer, while in southern Europe is colon cancer.