As the number one cancer killer, lung cancer will kill more than 160,000 Americans this year alone, causing more deaths than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney cancers and melanoma combined. . Carrie Hamilton, 38, actress, Carol Burnett\'s daughter, deceased . When a person has lung cancer, cells in the lungs grow out of control. More people die from lung cancer than from any other kind of cancer. More women die each year of lung cancer than of breast cancer. .