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It has a C instead of an A The mutation is substitution It is a point mutation It changes the Ile into a Met.

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3 It has a C instead of an A The mutation is substitution It is a point mutation It changes the Ile into a Met

4 In 2008 about 215,020 adults had lung cancer The one-year survival rate is 41% The five-year survival rate is 15% Lung cancer is 15% of cancer diagnosis Causes 29% of all cancer deaths

5 The body part affected is the lungs. Their normal function is to bring oxygen in and carbon dioxide out.

6 A consistent cough Repeated problems with pneumonia and bronchitis Chest pain Shortness of breath, wheezing, hoarseness Coughing up blood Neck and face swelling Loss of appetite or weight loss fatigue

7 Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation therapy Photodynamic therapy

8 Doctor looks at the medical + smoking history If cancer is suspected the doctor will examine mucous cells from the lungs To confirm the cancer the doctor must examine fluid and tissue from the lung

9 Two major types of cancer: non-small cell and small cell Cancer begins when cells in the lung grow out of control and form a lump Takes a series of genetic changes to for a lung cancer cell

10 ancer ancer

11 Cancerous Lung Healthy and bad lungs


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