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What is the prognosis for people with stage II lung cancer?

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Your doctor can give you the best information about what you can expect. The big picture statistics show that more than half of the people diagnosed with stage II live 5 years or longer. Specifically, the 5-year survival rate is 60% for stage IIA and 53% for stage IIB. But those numbers are about large groups of people and can be hard to apply to a specific person. If you want to know what your specific prognosis is, you'll want to talk about that with your doctor.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Lung Cancer -- Non-Small Cell: Statistics, Stages.”

Texas Oncology: “Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “Lung cancer Stage 2.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 01, 2019

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Treatment (PDQ) -- Patient Version.”

American Society of Clinical Oncology: “Lung Cancer -- Non-Small Cell: Statistics, Stages.”

Texas Oncology: “Stage II Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer.”

Cancer Research UK: “Lung cancer Stage 2.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 01, 2019

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