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What are the chances of smoker surviving lung cancer?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Douglas Arenberg
I would add that non-smokers get lung cancer too, and their prognosis can be just as bad. But the comment about making your prognosis worse if you continue to smoke is dead-on right.
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stop smoking

Treatment and survival is based on stage.

In brief: Stop smoking

Treatment and survival is based on stage.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Poor

A majority of the patient with lung cancer are dead within a year of the diagnosis.

In brief: Poor

A majority of the patient with lung cancer are dead within a year of the diagnosis.
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