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Outcomes

If you've been diagnosed with lung cancer, it can be frightening. It's natural to wonder "how long do I have?" No one can accurately tell how long a person will live with lung cancer. Your prognosis, or future health, may depend on several factors. These include the type of cancer, the stage, and response to course of treatment. It can be frustrating if you feel that you're not getting the answers you're looking for in terms of expected prognosis. But the truth is, your healthcare team cannot predict how long you'll live with lung cancer. Continue to partner with them to feel comfortable with your treatment plan. And do all you can to stay positive and make the most of every day.

The 5-year survival rate

You may hear the doctor mention a 5-year survival rate. This statistic depends on a person's cancer stage. It refers to the percentage of people alive 5 years after being diagnosed.

Lung Cancer Canada

Founded in 2002, Lung Cancer Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving lives and advancing research by empowering those specifically living with and at risk for lung cancer.

http://www.lungcancercanada.ca