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Cancer Research

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  1. Cancer Research By: Tyler Mosley

  2. Lung cancer • Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in both men and women in the United States. • In 1987, it surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer deaths in women.

  3. Facts About Lung Cancer • Only 15 percent of lung cancers are caught at an early stage • When it has spread to other organs, the survival rate drops to 3.5 percent. • More than half of those with lung cancer pass away within a year of diagnosis. • Nearly 375,000 people in the U.S. are living with lung cancer.

  4. Lung Cancer Fatalities

  5. Post-Cancer side effects • Fatigue is the most common side effect of cancer treatment • Fatigue may be caused by the effects • Chemotherapy and radiation therapy to the chest may damage the lungs

  6. Expenses • Doctor visits • Lab tests (blood tests, urine tests, and more) • Clinic visits for treatments • Imaging tests (such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI’s) • Radiation treatments (implants, external radiation) • Drug costs (inpatient, outpatient, prescription)

  7. Drugs Approved for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer • Abitrexate (Methotrexate) • Abraxane (Paclitaxel Albumin-stabilized Nanoparticle Formulation) • Afatinib Dimaleate • Alimta (Pemetrexed Disodium) • Avastin (Bevacizumab)

  8. Foundations to aid Cancer Research • LCFA (Lung Cancer Foundation of America) • LCRF (Lung Cancer Research Foundation) • ALCF (Addario Lung Cancer Foundation)

  9. The Difficulty of Cancer • The difficulty of curing a cancer is similar to the difficulty of getting rid of weeds. • Surgery can rarely ferret out every metastasis, and treatments that kill cancer cells are generally toxic to normal cells as well. • If even a few cancerous cells remain, they can proliferate to produce a resurgence of the disease.

  10. The Cure • There is currently no cure to cancer but, researchers are trying as hard as they can to find a cure to save as many patients as possible.

  11. Summary • Lung cancer is the leading cancer in Fatalities • Cancer treatment is very expensive, and difficult • There are post cancer “side-effects” • Lung cancer is the most common cancer of all.