What are my chances of surviving lung cancer?

Depends. Survival from lung cancer depends on the stage of the cancer and the type of cancer and the response to treatments.
Stage and type. Important if small cell or non-small cell. Key to good cancer care is a comprehensive multidisciplinary and individualized approach. If indicated, surgical resection should be performed by a thoracic surgeon. I hope these assist you: http://goo.Gl/2cdq9 and http://goo.Gl/jx197.
Depends. Ranges from 90% at 5 years for stage 1 to almost zero for stage 4 (with some exceptions).

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Could you tell me what are my chances of surviving lung cancer with treatment?

Variable. Small lesion peripheral in lung cell type squamous can be very high survival! small cell, large central lesion, poor prognosis and every possible variation between. Read more...
Overall poor, but. As physicians we track, or read from studies that have tracked, survival from large numbers of patients with each type of cancer. So we could tell you the average survival after a diagnosis of lung cancer, which isn't very good. However there are several types of lung cancer and they can be caught at different stages, which each affect outcome. Individual prediction requires a lot more data. Read more...

What are the chances of surviving lung cancer if caught early as a tiny nodule?

Excellent, indeed. But as a doctor who has specialized in treating tiny lung cancers for years, I have never seen one is someone as young as you. It is highly unlikely that you have lung cancer. Read more...
Pretty good. Survival from lung cancer is stage specific, meaning the earlier you find it, the better the chances. Stage 1 has a cure rate overall of about 66%. Stage 4 about 4%. Each case is different, but these are general statistics. Read more...

What are the chances of smoker surviving lung cancer?

Depend on the stage. Will depend on the type and the stage of cancer. However, if you continue to smoke after being diagnosed of lung cancer-not only the response to treatment will be lower than if you stop smoking, but also, you will have significant risk for recurrence or other episode of primary lung cancer and other type of cancer that related to cigarette smoking. Read more...
Stop smoking. Treatment and survival is based on stage. Read more...

Generally, what are the chances of surviving stage 2B lung cancer?

Good. The upfront therapy of choice for a physically fit person with stage iia lung cancer is surgery. The expectation of therapy for some one with stage i-iiia lung cancer is cure. We are all statistics, but the expectation for someone with stage iia lung cancer who is physically fit to undergo standard of care therapy is cure. Read more...
Stage IIB LngCa. Iib is a 5-7 cm tumor and n1 node positive, or >7 cm , or invasion into a resectable structure, or collapse of an entire lobe with no nodes positive. This is quite rare. If resected and proven to be just the features above, many would add chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Regardless, the survival is between 30 and 50% at 5 yrs, meaning 50 -70% die before then. Read more...

Is the chance of surviving stage 3 lung cancer usually slim?

It depends. The overall 5-year survival rate with stage 3a lung cancer is 23%, but it can vary widely. The 5-year survival rate with stage 3b lung cancer is sadly only about 10%. Read more...
Statistics. Studies report very concrete numbers based on the individuals entered, and how well they fared with a "standard" treatment or a newly tested, or experimental treatment. They are tools to establish benchmarks, but they never tell what will happen to an individual (cohort vs person). One can say the chances of 5 year survival are about 30% today, but some individuals die in a few weeks to months. Read more...

What are the chances of a 17 yr old male surviving Small Cell Lung Cancer if its still in Stage 1? He's on Oral Etotposide and has had radiation.

Unusual. Rare cancer also rate in one do young. Survival will depend on response to treatment and stage of disease. Read more...
SCLC. Generally the long term outlook for SCLC is not good, but every case is unique and there may be prognostic factors in your particular case that could influence the odds. No one knows better than your oncologist. Please discuss with them directly. Read more...

How likely is surviving lung cancer?

Depends on stage... The best predictor of surviving lung cancer is the stage or extent of the disease at diagnosis. If the cancer is small and has not spread out of the lungs, then much better odds of survival. If the cancer is large and has spread to lymph nodes and other organs (like liver, adrenals, or brain), then long term survival is less likely. Read more...
Depends. Found early, small and peripheral in the lung one may be cured if advanced, small cell, metastatic there is palliative but no cures likely. Read more...