Lung Cancer Prognosis
delayed lung cancer diagnosis offers less survival chance. Lung cancer tends to kill its victims very quickly;
less than 14% of people survive the disease five years after diagnosis. However, the prognosis varies depending
on the stage of the cancer:
1 - If the
tumor is detected at early stage, you have approximately 80% chance to survive at least 5 years after
2 – at
stage 2, the cancer has a more life threatening characteristic; your 5 year survival chance decreases.
Therefore, if you have stage 2 lung cancer, you have approximately 50% chance to survive 5 years after
- Stage 3 - Your prognosis is less at stage 3; the tumor is
larger and often metastatic. Your risk of dying before five years from the date of diagnosis is up to 70%.
- Stage 4 - stage 4 indicates a very advanced lung cancer; the
tumor presents severe complications and tends to metastasize to other parts of the lungs and other organs:
bones, brain, liver, etc. If you fall into this group, you have 5% chance or less to live 5 years after
diagnosis. In fact, most victims die months following the
Note: Cancer prognosis is a matter of statistics, you are not
condemned to suffer the same fate. You are unique, and you have a large role to play in your recovery. Lots of
cancer patients not only survive but also completely recover from lung cancer after being given a few months to
live. Be a winner! Be among that small group.