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What is the outlook for people with stage I lung cancer?

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Many stage I, or early-stage, lung cancers can be cured. About 92% of people with stage IA1 live for at least 5 years. That compares to 83% for those with stage IA2. The 5-year survival rate with stage IB -- the far end of stage I -- is 68%.

From: Stage I (Early-Stage) Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.”

Suresh, S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University.

American Cancer Society: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Rates,” “Cancer Staging,” “What Is Small Cell Lung Cancer?” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms.”

National Health Service (UK): “Diagnosis: Lung Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer Diagnosis,” “Lung Cancer.”

Methods in Molecular Biology : “Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Prognosis: Quantity and Quality of Life.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Lung Cancer.”

UpToDate: “Screening for lung cancer,” “Overview of the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and staging of patients with suspected lung cancer.”

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SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.”

Suresh, S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University.

American Cancer Society: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Rates,” “Cancer Staging,” “What Is Small Cell Lung Cancer?” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms.”

National Health Service (UK): “Diagnosis: Lung Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer Diagnosis,” “Lung Cancer.”

Methods in Molecular Biology : “Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Prognosis: Quantity and Quality of Life.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Lung Cancer.”

UpToDate: “Screening for lung cancer,” “Overview of the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and staging of patients with suspected lung cancer.”

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