The most common type of cancer in 2010 was lung cancer. Other common kinds of cancer were bladder, breast and colon.
According to these two sites non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. It affects more than a million people a year.
The most common type of cancer is basal or squamous cell skin cancer. (The link cited in the first answer deliberately excludes these types of cancers.) The next most common cancer is lung cancer, with 222,520 new diagnoses each year and 157,300 deaths. It is helpful to note that certain cancers are restricted to one gender, or are more common in one gender than another, which may change the rankings of common cancers depending on whether you are male or female.
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