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Adenocarcinoma-non-small-cell lung cancer. how many people are doing ok after 1 year from diagnosis?

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Dr. Sumit Sawhney
Medical Oncology 33 years experience
Stage?: All depends on stage of cancer at time of diagnosis.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
Survival rate: Chances of 1 year survival are about 90% for people with stages i & ii non small cell lung cancer. That drops to 40% for stage iii, and less than 20% for stage iv.
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Depends on stage,etc: Survival and disese free interval are based on many important factors, including stage of cancer, grade of tumor, type of treatment, and potentially the molecular profile of the tumor.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: Depends on the surgical staging. Consult your board certified thoracic surgeon or your medical oncologist for advise regarding treatment and 5 year survival statistics.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Stage and biology: It depends on the stage, the biology/genetic profiles, the treatment you received, age, overall condition etc. The earlier your stage is the higher your overall survival percentage is- off course providing that you receive the appropriate treatment. Discuss in detail with your oncologist.

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