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To increase cancer awareness in our community and toprovide resources both for earlytesting and for financial assistancetoward cancer treatment.

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Current Event

5th AnnualLin Lin Phillips
Memorial Jam Session

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
in the Tuscany Ballroom.
Doors open at 7PM,
Tickets $30 in advace
$35 at the door

This year's Jam Session will
feature performances by
Lacy J. Dalton and Collin Raye.

••All proceeds go to Cancer Awareness of Nevada.••

Common Cancer Types

This list of common cancer types includes cancers that are diagnosed with the greatest frequency in the United States, excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers:

Bladder Cancer
Breast Cancer
Colon & Rectal
Endometrial Cancer
Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
Leukemia
Lung Cancer
Melanoma
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Pancreatic Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Thyroid Cancer

Cancer incidence and mortality statistics reported by the American Cancer Society1 and other resources were used to create the list. To qualify as a common cancer for the list, the estimated annual incidence for 2012 had to be 40,000 cases or more.
The most common type of cancer on the list is prostate cancer, with more than 240,000 new cases expected in the United States in 2012. The cancer on the list with the lowest incidence is pancreatic cancer, with 43,920 new cases expected in 2012. 
Because colon and rectal cancers are often referred to as "colorectal cancers," these two cancer types are combined for the list. For 2012, the estimated number of new cases of colon cancer and rectal cancer are 103,170 and 40,290, respectively, adding to a total of 143,460 new cases of colorectal cancer.
Kidney cancers can be divided into two major groups, renal parenchyma cancers and renal pelvis cancers. Approximately 92 percent of kidney cancers develop in the renal parenchyma,2 and nearly all of these cancers are renal cell cancers. The estimated number of new cases of renal cell cancer for 2012 is 59,588.
The following table gives the estimated numbers of new cases and deaths for each common cancer type:

Cancer Type
Bladder
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Breast (Female – Male)
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Colon and Rectal (Combined)
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Endometrial
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Kidney (Renal Cell) Cancer
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Leukemia (All Types)
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Lung (Including Bronchus)
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Melanoma
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Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
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Pancreatic
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Prostate
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Thyroid
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Estimated New Cases
73,510
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226,870 – 2,190
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143,460
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47,130
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59,588
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47,150
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226,160
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76,250
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70,130
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43,920
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241,740
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56,460
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Estimated Deaths
14,880
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39,510 – 410
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51,690
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8,010
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12,484
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23,540
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160,340
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9,180
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18,940
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37,390
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28,170
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1,780
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References

  1.  American Cancer Society: Cancer Facts and Figures 2012. Atlanta, Ga: American Cancer Society, 2012. Also available online Exit Disclaimer(PDF - 1,700 KB). Last accessed January 6, 2012.
  2.  Chow W-H, Dong LM, and Devesa SS: Epidemiology and risk factors for kidney cancer. Nature Reviews Urology 7(5):245-257, 2010. [PUBMED Abstract]