Lung Cancer<br />Megan Slaughter<br />
Lung Cancer<br />Leading cause of cancer deaths in women and men in the U.S. and throughout the world<br />U.S.:<br />New ...
Lung Cancer Biology<br />Carcinoma<br />Cancer that begins in the skin or in the tissues of the organ (this case the lung)...
Lung Cancer<br />Small Cell<br />Non-Small Cell<br />Small Cell Carcinoma <br />(Oat cell Cancer)<br />Combined Small Cell...
Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)<br />15% is SCLC<br />Most aggressive<br />Due to smoking<br />Metastasizes quickly<br />Has...
SCLC Treatment<br />Chemotherapy<br />Radiation Therapy<br />Both used to relieve symptoms, not cure it<br />Very deadly<b...
Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)<br />Most common form of lung cancer<br />Caused by environmental factors<br />Smoking,...
NSCLC (cont.)<br />Expectations:<br />NSCLC grows slowly<br />Stage I:<br />Cured with surgery<br />50% cured<br />Stage I...
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  1. 1. Lung Cancer<br />Megan Slaughter<br />
  2. 2. Lung Cancer<br />Leading cause of cancer deaths in women and men in the U.S. and throughout the world<br />U.S.:<br />New Cases: 222,520<br />Deaths: 157,300<br />
  3. 3. Lung Cancer Biology<br />Carcinoma<br />Cancer that begins in the skin or in the tissues of the organ (this case the lung)<br />Genetic alteration<br />Lack of equilibrium between oncogenes and proto-oncogenes<br />
  4. 4. Lung Cancer<br />Small Cell<br />Non-Small Cell<br />Small Cell Carcinoma <br />(Oat cell Cancer)<br />Combined Small Cell Carcinoma<br />Squamous Cell Carcinomas<br />Adenocarcinomas<br />Mixed Small Cell/Large Cell Carcinoma<br />Large Cell Carcinomas<br />
  5. 5. Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)<br />15% is SCLC<br />Most aggressive<br />Due to smoking<br />Metastasizes quickly<br />Has most likely spread by the time diagnosed<br />
  6. 6. SCLC Treatment<br />Chemotherapy<br />Radiation Therapy<br />Both used to relieve symptoms, not cure it<br />Very deadly<br />Only 6% live after five years of diagnosis<br />Treatment often prolongs life for 6-12 months<br />Prevention:<br />Stop smoking<br />Don’t start smoking<br />
  7. 7. Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)<br />Most common form of lung cancer<br />Caused by environmental factors<br />Smoking, secondhand smoke, air pollution, poor drinking water, etc.<br />Treatment:<br />Depends on the stage<br />Surgery often first line of treatment<br />Chemotherapy, laser therapy or photodynamic therapy<br />
  8. 8. NSCLC (cont.)<br />Expectations:<br />NSCLC grows slowly<br />Stage I:<br />Cured with surgery<br />50% cured<br />Stage II<br />Can be cured in some cases<br />Stage IV:<br />Almost never cured<br />Helped to extend and improve quality of their lives<br />
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