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Please describe the survival rates of small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Limited: Most with this diagnosis have less than 2 years of survival, unless found when small and peripheral so it can be removed!

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Please describe the minimal age for lung cancer?

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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Pulmonary Critical Care 22 years experience
There is none...: There is no "minimal age" for lung cancer. It can technically happen at any age. But, since most lung cancer is caused by smoking, usually lung cancer strikes people in middle age or older because it takes time to develop. That said, I have seen plenty of people in their 40s die of lung cancer. It is so tragic. That's why: if you are not a smoker, never start. If you are a smoker, please quit.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the survival percentage non small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
The survival for: All lung cancer is about 14%. A useless figure. You need to know size, nodal involvement, resectability. The percentage rises as you select. But it still is only 80% with resection and small squamous cancers.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the survival rate for someone with small cell lung cancer?

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Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
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Very rare : Of all the people diagnosed with small cell lung cancer, around 1 in 3 have limited disease at the time of diagnosis. With treatment about 25 out of every 100 people (25%) will live for at least 2 years.

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