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In december 2005 I had non-small cell lung cancer. What are the chances of relapse?

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Dr. William A Biermann
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not common

Since you have been disease free for nearly 7 years it would be unusual for a recurrence.
There might be risk for a second new lung cancer depending on the original type and smoking history.

In brief: Not common

Since you have been disease free for nearly 7 years it would be unusual for a recurrence.
There might be risk for a second new lung cancer depending on the original type and smoking history.
Dr. William A Biermann
Dr. William A Biermann
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Small, but...

After surgery most recurrences for lung cancer happen within 3-5 years.
After that a new lung cancer is likely a second unrelated primary lung cancer.

In brief: Small, but...

After surgery most recurrences for lung cancer happen within 3-5 years.
After that a new lung cancer is likely a second unrelated primary lung cancer.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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