In the United States, 213,380 new cases and 160,390 lung cancer deaths are expected this year.
Nearly 60 percent of people die within one year of diagnosis. Nearly 75 percent die within two years. Only about 15 percent survive five years or more.
Five-Year Survival Rate
Stage 1 47 percent
Stage 2 26 percent
Stage 3 8 percent
Stage 4 2 percent
Sources: American Cancer Society, American College of Surgeons.
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