Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Nicole's First Post

Hi my name is Nicole Mattson and I am a Sophomore Biology major.  I am interested in cancer biology because I have had family members suffer from cancer and I want to make a difference to prevent others from having to go through the same situation.  I would like to better understand the longevity and life cycle of cancer.  More specifically, why some cancers last longer than others and why it is difficult to predict when cancer will cause life threatening problems.   Below is a picture of a long that has been infected with cancer and one that has not been infected.  You can see the differences in the structure of the lungs. I got this picture from this website.