Presentation on theme: "It has a C instead of an A The mutation is substitution It is a point mutation It changes the Ile into a Met."— Presentation transcript:
It has a C instead of an A The mutation is substitution It is a point mutation It changes the Ile into a Met
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
The body part affected is the lungs. Their normal function is to bring oxygen in and carbon dioxide out.
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
Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation therapy Photodynamic therapy
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
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