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  1. Why do we learn about mitosis?

  2. Mitosis • Somatic cell division • Define somatic cell. • Controlled by: • Genes (indirectly) • Hormones (directly) • Environment (directly)

  3. CANCER IS UNCONTROLLED MITOSIS!

  4. Some Cancer Statistics: • 1 in 7 people will have some form of cancer in their lifetimes. • 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. • There are approx. ½ million deaths from cancer in the U.S.

  5. Cancer Causes • Name the possible causes for the following cancers: • Skin cancer • Colon cancer • Breast cancer • Leukemia • Lymphoma