While the mere thought of cancer likely strikes fear in most people, it is important to know that certain cancers are far more grave than others. Learn about 10 of the most common but deadliest forms of cancer that impacted the general public.
Accounting for an alarming 158,040 deaths, lung cancer was the most common and deadliest form of cancer in 2015 according to the National Cancer Institute. Hallmarked by two distinct types, non-small cell and small cell, lung cancer is categorized based on how the cells appear under a microscope.
Although a variety of factors can lead to a diagnosis of lung cancer, the most obvious cause comes from tobacco smoking and the inhalation of secondhand tobacco smoke. Most people who are diagnosed with this form of cancer will tragically be overtaken by the disease.