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How likely is surviving lung cancer?

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In brief: Stage dependent

Odds of surviving lung cancer depend upon the stage (extent/spread) of the cancer at the time of diagnosis.
A small tumor that is confined to the lung and has not spread to lymph nodes (stage 1) may be completely cured. An advanced tumor that is large and has spread to lymph nodes and other organs (such as brain/liver/adrenal glands) will be treated but will be challenging to completely cure.

In brief: Stage dependent

Odds of surviving lung cancer depend upon the stage (extent/spread) of the cancer at the time of diagnosis.
A small tumor that is confined to the lung and has not spread to lymph nodes (stage 1) may be completely cured. An advanced tumor that is large and has spread to lymph nodes and other organs (such as brain/liver/adrenal glands) will be treated but will be challenging to completely cure.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Most lung cancer

Presents at advanced stage: no predictable cure if metastatic at outset, unresectable local disease perhaps 1/3 survive 5 years with chemoradiotherapy, the outlook is best for the smallest subset that present with resectable disease, now with some cases receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.

In brief: Most lung cancer

Presents at advanced stage: no predictable cure if metastatic at outset, unresectable local disease perhaps 1/3 survive 5 years with chemoradiotherapy, the outlook is best for the smallest subset that present with resectable disease, now with some cases receiving adjuvant chemotherapy.
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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