The 5-year lung cancer survival rate is 17.8 percent as of 2015, according to the American Lung Association. The survival rate at the 5-year mark is significantly greater when cancer is found in its beginning stages while it is still localized to the lung area. Still, only around 15 percent of the p
The survival rate for patients diagnosed with stage 4 nonsmall-cell lung cancer is 1 percent, according to the American Cancer Society. The survival rate indicates the percentage of people with the disease who survive more than five years after diagnosis; many survivors live longer than five years p
Five-year survival rates for stage IA and IB non-small cell lung cancers are 49 and 45 percent, respectively, according to the American Cancer Society. Factors influencing survival rates include the patient’s overall general health, age and type of treatment chosen.
Stage III lung cancer is cancer that has progressed to the point that the tumor is difficult or impossible to remove through surgery, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology. The tumor may have spread to a nearby organ or to the lymph nodes around the chest.
Stage 1 lung cancer is a nonsmall cell cancer that has not spread from the lung to lymph nodes or other organs of the body, according to WebMD. Nonsmall cell lung cancers receive a stage of 1 to 4 based on their severity. Stage 1 is further divided into 1A and 1B, depending on its size and whether i
The survival rate for stage 2 liver cancer is 28 percent, as stated by the American Cancer Society as of January 2015. The survival rate means that 28 percent of people with stage 2 liver cancer will live at least 5 years after their cancer is diagnosed.
Lung cancer survival rates depend on the stage of the cancer when it is discovered and the effectiveness of any treatment undertaken, according to Mayo Clinic. As of 2014, approximately half of all people diagnosed with lung cancer in its earliest stage live for five years or more after diagnosis.
Some of the most common symptoms of stage 1 lung cancer include persistent coughing, chest pain, hoarseness, weight loss, shortness of breath and fatigue, according to Cancer.org. Chronic bronchitis, pneumonia or other infections are also symptoms that may indicate stage 1 lung cancer, particularly
In stage IV lung cancer, the disease spreads to another part of the body, according to CancerCare. This stage includes growth of cancer cells in another lung or areas around the lungs or other organs in the body. Stage IV is the last stage in non-small cell lung cancer.
The American Cancer Society lists the 5-year survival rate for stage IV non-small-cell lung cancer as about one percent; stage IV small-cell lung cancer 5-year survival rates are at two percent. Mesothelioma has a 5-year survival rate of five to ten percent.