Get one you like the look of and that you want to use from choice. If you have a hunt around you can probably find some good popular science books, too. I had a good one on the immune system but it's a bit outdated.
You might not need to know about cancer specifically, but the information you gain on wider principles will be very, very useful to you, as will the practice in understanding that level of material. Biology is such an interconnected subject that it's hard to learn something about one thing that doesn't in some direct way increase your knowledge or understanding of what it is you're actually studying.