Do you have any mutations or biomarkers?

Lung cancer tumor testing—sometimes referred to as molecular, biomarker or genomic testing—looks for changes (mutations) in the tumor's DNA.

EGFR:
EGFR stands for epithelial growth factor receptor, a protein that is present on the surface of both normal cells and cancer cells such as lung cancer cells. A mutation of this protein causes cancer.
ALK:
ROS-1:
BRAF V600E:
PD-L1:
I Don't Know:

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Lung cancer tumor testing —sometimes referred to as molecular, biomarker or genomic testing— looks for changes (mutations) in the tumor's DNA. Some lung cancer treatments can "target" these mutations directly. This type of testing can also look for levels of certain proteins in your tumor, like PD-L1, which provides key information about how you might respond to immunotherapy.

Ask your doctor about comprehensive genomic testing. This looks for a large number of mutations and proteins in all the genes known to be associated with lung cancer.

Learn more at Lung.org/tumor-testing