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What are the lung cancer survival rates for non smoker?

What are the lung cancer survival rates for non smoker?

Stage dependent: Once cancer develops, survival is based on the stage. Smoking has little to do with survival at that point. The higher the stage, the lower the survival. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Please describe the survival rates of small cell lung cancer?

Please describe the survival rates of small cell lung cancer?

Limited: Most with this diagnosis have less than 2 years of survival, unless found when small and peripheral so it can be removed! ...Read more

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Why are survival rates for lung cancer so much lower than other forms of cAncer?

Why are survival rates for lung cancer so much lower than other forms of cAncer?

Lung cancer survival: Compared to other cancers in a head-to-head comparison, deaths from lung cancer actually trail cancers of the liver, pancreas, or certain rare aggressive sarcomas. However there is a greater percentage of the population who have lung cancer compared to any of the previously mentioned neoplasms. Survival is most often quoted at only 4% of those diagnosed at 5 years. ...Read more

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Does radiation therapy for lung cancer improve survival rates?

Does radiation therapy for lung cancer improve survival rates?

Yes: It improves survival significantly in stage 1-3 lung cancers. Cyberknife provides survival similar to surgery in stage 1 patients. For stage 2-3 patients, both chemo and radiation may be used to improve survival. In certain patients with stage 4 cancer (such as with spread to the brain) radiation may help improve survival. ...Read more

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How likely is survival from lung cancer?

How likely is survival from lung cancer?

Depends on stage: Lower stage non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc) has better survival based on stage appropriate therapy than later stage tumors. The standard of care therapy for stage I and ii nsclc is surgery. For stage iiia chemoradiation followed by surgery or chemoradiation alone and stage iiib and IV chemotherapy +/- radiation. ...Read more

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If I have stage II lung cancer, what are my chances of survival?

If I have stage II lung cancer, what are my chances of survival?

Good: For stage ii lung cancer the standard of care for the physically fit patient is surgery. If there is tumor in the lymph nodes then chemotherapy after surgery. The patient should be evaluated by a abts certified thoracic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of lung cancer at stage 2b?

What is the survival rate of lung cancer at stage 2b?

Need more info!: What type of lung cancer? Different types have different survival rates. That being said, the average 5 year survival for all stage 2 lung cancers is 40-50%. Just remember what mark twain had to say about statistics: "there are 3 kinds of lies: lies, damn lies, and statistics! " statistics apply to groups. Individual experiences can, and do, vary. ...Read more

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What is the chance of survival with stage 4 lung cancer?

What is the chance of survival with stage 4 lung cancer?

Miracle: Most do not live long.
If someone seems to be out living the situation, may need to reconsider the original, diagnosis! ...Read more

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What is the survival percentage non small cell lung cancer?

What is the survival percentage non small cell lung cancer?

The stage and others: Will depend on the stage and other prognostic factors. In general, the 5 year overall survival for stage 1 is 60-80%., stage 2 is 40-50%; stage 3 is 10-23%, and stage 4 is less than 10%. These however are the statistics obtained when using regular cytotoxic chemotherapy. With more personalized and more targetted therapy-we are hoping the number will improve. ...Read more

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What does a 5yr survival rate mean when refering to lung cancer?

What does a 5yr survival rate mean when refering to lung cancer?

Stats: This link should help. Briefly, it is a statistical analysis of what percent of people with a given cancer are alive at 5 years:

http://goo. Gl/2een7. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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With regards to lung cancer, what do they mean by a 5 year survival rate?

With regards to lung cancer, what do they mean by a 5 year survival rate?

Alive after 5 years: Refers to the percentage of a population of patients with lung cancer that are still living five years from the time the statement is made. Therefore this is an average. Some patients live longer and some less. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to live or what's the survival rate of lung cancer?

Depends on a number: Of factors. Discuss with your team of docs (orthopod, oncologist, pcp & any other specialitist that you may need). Chemo/radiation are generally best options, with some surgical procedure to stabilize a broken or a bone that is weakened (but not yet broken). The idea is to improve the quality of life for as long as possible. Survival is dependent on cancer type and its response to the meds.. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate with lung cancer? How long can you live if you have lung cancer? What is the best case scenario?

What is the survival rate with lung cancer? How long can you live if you have lung cancer? What is the best case scenario?

Depends on stage: Survival for lung cancer is stage specific. Early stage has better survivalmthen late stage. However if you are being treated for lung cancer, the important thing is to stay positive and optimistic, regardless of the stage. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of stage 1 lung cancer?

What is the survival rate of stage 1 lung cancer?

Depends on type: Survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%. Survival is individual and depends on cancer type, treatment, and general health at time of diagnosis. Best outcomes are achieved with a multi-discipline thoracic oncology approach. These links may assist you with some general background information: http://goo. Gl/uwomy and http://goo. Gl/mo7uz and http://goo. Gl/ul4di. ...Read more

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What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

What is survival rate of lung cancer in children?

Rare: The usual lung cancer from smoking is generally in adults.
Some unusual cancers can occur and survival is depending on cell type, and stage when found
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What is the stage 4 lung cancer average survival rate?

What is the stage 4 lung cancer average survival rate?

Survival: Only god knows how long we are going to live and when we are going to die. Having said that, at least based on studies we have on average - 15 months would be the average survival rate. It could be shorter or longer than that. With better understanding about the biology of the cancer and the use of newer biological agents in the appropriate case- survival would be longer hopefully. ...Read more

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What would be the lung cancer survival rate and from where can I get the details?

What would be the lung cancer survival rate and from where can I get the details?

Depends...: It depends on how early or late the lung cancer is at the time of diagnosis.

Learn more at:

http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/lungcancer/index

good luck. ...Read more

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63 year old man, liver, lymfnodes and lung cancer. What are chances for survival?

63 year old man, liver, lymfnodes and lung cancer. What are chances for survival?

Can you clarify?: If lung cancer has spread to remote lymph nodes or to the liver, there won't be a cure, but the quality of life can be maintained for months or perhaps years. If these are separate cancers, arising independently, cure is unlikely but not out of the question. ...Read more

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What sort of recovery rates are there for lung surgery for stage IV lung cancer?

What sort of recovery rates are there for lung surgery for stage IV lung cancer?

Not good: Overall, the probability of 5 year survival is in the single digits. There are exceptions. Single metastases to the brain or adrenal gland, if the lymph nodes are uninvolved, can be treated sequentially and followed with chemotherapy. The survival is 35-30 or so percent. If the adrenal gland metastasis shows up later, rather than at initial diagnosis, surgery and chemo can yield 45% 5 yr. Survival. ...Read more

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What is the rate of survival for small cell lung cancer with the complication of hep c?

What is the rate of survival for small cell lung cancer with the complication of hep c?

Lung cancer: Hep c shouldn't affect survival rate of small cell lung cancer. The staging of small cell is key to giving you a survival rate for that ...Read more

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What is the survival rate when someone has lung cancer and pneumonia and is on a ventilator?

What is the survival rate when someone has lung cancer and pneumonia and is on a ventilator?

Know your rights: A person has a right to know when treatment is unlikely to return them to a happy life, . Insist on being given the facts. I cannot make the decision for you, but I would not allow myself to be intubated if I already carried a diagnosis of lung cancer. But it's just possible that this person has been operated recently for possible cure. Then there's a fair hope. Autonomy rules. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate of patients with mesothelioma lung cancer?

What is the survival rate of patients with mesothelioma lung cancer?

Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a very serious disease.
Not an easy answer and depends on a number of factors (time and stage at diagnosis, age, surgical operability, other medical issues)
5year survival has been quoted between 5-10%; One international study found 21 month survival w Stage 1 to 12 months w Stage 4. Consider a team approach w surgeon, radiation & medical oncology, pathology, and radiology ...Read more

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Is it true that lung cancer only has a 5% survival rate, even with radiation and chemo?

Is it true that lung cancer only has a 5% survival rate, even with radiation and chemo?

Bibliotherapy!: Sometimes reading can cause more problems than it solves. Statistics like this demonstrate the poor outcomes that have been seen in the past, but does not tell you how you will do today with the treatment you receive. Wise doctors select treatment likely to be beneficial for you, rather than focusing on the negative. Advanced cancer has poor outlook for most, but some profit from treatment. ...Read more

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What is the photodynamic therapy survival rate lung cancer?

What is the photodynamic therapy survival rate lung cancer?

Surgery or radiation: Lung cancer is not treated with photodynamic therapy. Depending on the stage, pathology, and health status any combination of surgery, radiation therapy or chemotherapy (or biologic therapy) might be recommended.
http://www. Cancer. Gov/cancertopics/types/lung. ...Read more

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If someone with emphysema or copd, and then gets lung cancer, how low is the survival rate?

If someone with emphysema or copd, and then gets lung cancer, how low is the survival rate?

Low...: Lung cancer has a low survival rate regardless of whether or not COPD is also present. By the time a person has symptoms, the cancer is already advanced so the best cure rate is when it is found before there are any symptoms. Because of this, the best approach is to stop smoking or never start since the prognosis is terrible once symptoms are present! ...Read more

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My grandma has breast and lung cancer. What is her prognosis with regards to survival rate?

My grandma has breast and lung cancer. What is her prognosis with regards to survival rate?

It depends: Ask her oncologist for details. In general breast cancer in post menopausal women has a good prognosis with appropriate treatment. Lung cancer however has a worse prognosis. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Dr. David Cooke
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Lung Cancer (Definition)

Cancer that forms in tissues of the lung, usually in the cells lining air passages. The two main types are small cell lung cancer and ...Read more