Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
Each day, the disease takes 350 lives — more than breast, prostate, and pancreatic cancers combined. Lung cancer also kills 2.5 times more people than colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in America¹.
Many people assume that lung cancer takes so many lives because it’s common. However, this is a misconception. When compared to very prevalent cancers, the number of lung cancer deaths is still disproportionately high. Download our Lung Cancer eBook for detailed insights and information.
So, why is lung cancer so deadly? We answer this question below.