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What is the survival rate of stage 1 lung cancer?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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In brief: Can be high

Small size, peripheral, squamous cell can be cured.
70-90% at five years depends on cell type- small cell cancer is still a bad actor.

In brief: Can be high

Small size, peripheral, squamous cell can be cured.
70-90% at five years depends on cell type- small cell cancer is still a bad actor.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: The Longest

Although it depends on the type of lung cancer, stage 1 lung cancer patients can have a five year survival rate of 60-80%, with some studies saying even 90%.
(http://lungcancer.About.Com/od/whatislungcancer/f/stage1lifeexpectancy.Htm). A 60% "five-year survival" means that, at five years, 60% of patients are still alive. Granted, this is not the best, but it is the best for lung cancer...

In brief: The Longest

Although it depends on the type of lung cancer, stage 1 lung cancer patients can have a five year survival rate of 60-80%, with some studies saying even 90%.
(http://lungcancer.About.Com/od/whatislungcancer/f/stage1lifeexpectancy.Htm). A 60% "five-year survival" means that, at five years, 60% of patients are still alive. Granted, this is not the best, but it is the best for lung cancer...
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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