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Leading Causes of Cancer Deaths Among Females, by Site, 2009 Estimates

Number of Females:

  • Lung and Bronchus: 70,490
  • Breast: 40,170
  • Colon and Rectum: 24,680
  • Pancreas: 17,210
  • Ovary: 14,600
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: 9,670
  • Leukemia: 9,280
  • Uterus: 7,780
  • Liver and Intrahepatic Bile Duct: 6,070
  • Brain and Other Nervous System: 5,590

Source: American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2009. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2009.

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