Today is International Women’s Day. To mark the day, we highlight the most common cancers for women in the UK, look at the different cancers that only affect women, and point you in the direction of our information and support…

The most common cancers for women in the UK

The three most common cancers for women in the UK are breast cancer, lung cancer and bowel cancer. These three cancers make up more than half of all female cases of cancer in the UK.¹

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the UK. Around a third of all female cases of cancer in the UK are breast cancer.

Watch Karen's story on living with breast cancer: