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Non Small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Rates

Non small cell lung cancer prognosis is often alarming; the cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage, which makes treatment very often ineffective. The overall 5-year survival rate is approximately 13% - 15%. Without treatment, victims of non-small cell lung cancer do not survive one year. Patients with a stage 1 cancer well confined to the lung, five-year survival rate is more or less better, about 70%. Patients with stage III non small cell lung cancer five year survival rate is about 15%.  

However, the survival rates tend to differ from one race to another. According to the National Cancer Institute, for 1999-2005, five-year relative survival rates by race and sex were:  

  • 13.7% for white men;  
  • 18.3% for white women;  
  • 10.8% for black men;  
  • 14.5% for black women. 

 

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