More People Are Surviving Lung Cancer Than Ever Before: One Survivor Shares His Story

Updated January 6th, 2023

More People Are Surviving Lung Cancer Than Ever Before: One Survivor Shares His Story

New study shows deaths from non-small cell lung cancer have dropped sharply in the last decade. Treatment advancements are the reason. Larry Whipple is a beneficiary.

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Later Stage Treatment: The Importance of Biomarker Testing

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  • Changes in cancer cells are called biomarkers and can affect treatment.
  • In lung cancer, there are two sets of biomarkers: driver mutations and PDL1.
  • Normal cells become cancer cells because of driver mutations. PDL1 on cancer cells stops your immune system from killing them.

Later Stage Treatment: The Importance of Biomarker Testing

  • Changes in cancer cells are called biomarkers and can affect treatment.
  • In lung cancer, there are two sets of biomarkers: driver mutations and PDL1.
  • Normal cells become cancer cells because of driver mutations. PDL1 on cancer cells stops your immune system from killing them.
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