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Prognosis of Lung cancer

Prognosis of Lung cancer: It depends upon the histological type of cancer, the stage (degree of spread), and the patient's performance status . Only about 2% of those diagnosed with lung cancer that has spread to other areas of the body are alive five years after the diagnosis, although the survival rates for lung cancers diagnosed at a very early stage are higher, with approximately 49% surviving for five years or longer. ...see also Overview of Lung cancer

Prognosis for Lung cancer: Survival rates have improved for non small-cell lung cancer because of advances in combination radiation/chemotherapy treatment. However, small cell lung cancer is still very difficult to treat. Small cell is the most aggressive of lung cancers, and many patients have advanced disease at the time of diagnosis. Small cell lung cancer is responsive to both chemotherapy and radiation, yet nearly all these patients eventually relapse and need additional treatment. (Source: excerpt from Lung Cancer: NWHIC) ...see also Overview of Lung cancer

Deaths and Mortality Rates

Deaths from Lung cancer: 160,440 estimated deaths for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)

Estimated mortality rate for Lung cancer from incidence and deaths statistics:

  • Deaths: 160,439 (USA annual deaths calculated from this data: 160,440 estimated deaths for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004))
  • Incidence: 169,399 (USA annual incidence calculated from this data: 169,400 annual cases (SEER 2002 estimate: lung and bronchus cancers)
  • 94.7% (ratio of deaths to incidence).
  • See also Deaths and Lung cancer and Overview of Lung cancer.

Complications:

Complications of Lung cancer may include:

See also complications of Lung cancer.

Survival Rate Statistics for Lung cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about the survival rate for Lung cancer:

  • 15% of white people survive 5 years for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 12% of African American people survive 5 years for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 15% survive 5 years for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 1992-99 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 13.4% of people with lung and bronchial cancer survive after 5 years in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for black people with lung and bronchus cancer is 11.1% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for people with lung and bronchus cancer is 13.4% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 5-year survival rate for white people with lung and bronchus cancer is 13.7% in the US 1983-90 (SEER)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 15-99 with lung cancer is 21% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 5-year survival rate for men aged 15-99 with lung cancer is 5.2% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
  • 1-year survival rate for men aged 15-39 with lung cancer is 35% in England and Wales 1991-95 (Cancer Survival, National Statistics)
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Death Statistics for Lung cancer

The following are statistics from various sources about deaths related to Lung cancer:

  • 152,000 deaths in 1999 (CDC); 28% of cancer deaths; 152,182 deaths reported in USA 1999 (NVSR Sep 2001)
  • 91,930 estimated male deaths for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 68,510 estimated female deaths for lung/bronchial cancer in the US 2004 (Cancer Facts and Figures, American Cancer Society, 2004)
  • 2,543 women died from lung cancer in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 3.9% of all female deaths was due to lung cancer in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 4,760 men died from lung cancer in Australia 2002 (AIHW National Morbidity Database, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
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About prognosis:

The 'prognosis' of Lung cancer usually refers to the likely outcome of Lung cancer. The prognosis of Lung cancer may include the duration of Lung cancer, chances of complications of Lung cancer, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Lung cancer, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Lung cancer. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

 

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