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

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Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine
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In brief: 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%.

In brief: 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%.
Dr. Edward Gold
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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