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Can lung cancer be cured?

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Dr. Barry Sheppard
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Absolutely

Stage IA lung cancer that is resected with a lobectomy and lymph node sampling has better than an 80% cure rate.
Stage IB, IIA and IIB are also frequently curable. Unfortunately 75% of lung cancers are Stage II (difficult to cure) or IV (incurable) at the time they are diagnosed

In brief: Absolutely

Stage IA lung cancer that is resected with a lobectomy and lymph node sampling has better than an 80% cure rate.
Stage IB, IIA and IIB are also frequently curable. Unfortunately 75% of lung cancers are Stage II (difficult to cure) or IV (incurable) at the time they are diagnosed
Dr. Barry Sheppard
Dr. Barry Sheppard
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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. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Yes

Early stage survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%.
Survival is individual. 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: Yes

Early stage survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%.
Survival is individual. 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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