• survival rate

    Asked by abermom63 on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

    survival rate


    3 Answers from the Community

    • CAS1's Avatar

      The survival rates are base don old data from more thna 5 years ago. The last five years have brought more success in lung cancer treatment than the previous 40. And so much more is on the way because of the completion of the human genome project. every person is diffrent and every cancer is unique. Ignore any survival information because its just not very accurate. Tune into your type of cancer and do the best you can to help your body fight the beast. Make sure you are at the best cancer center you can find with experts in your cancer. Ther eis a great outline on About.com on how to find a good Onc. use it to set your mind at ease and to help you develope questions for your Onc. but even about.com is not correct on a number of lung cancer details.
      The cancer discovery is happening very quickly so its hard to be on top of all the new material.

      All the best,

      over 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar

      Hello, I am an oncology nurse and there is quite a lot that factors into the answer you seek. When speculating survival, one must consider the type of lung cancer, the stage and grade, health and personal history as well as aggravating factors and psycho-social status. There is also the treatment and whether this is a new onset or recurrence. Your oncologist is really the only one who can answer that question for you because that's who knows your history and physical. Anything you see online or here is just a rule of thumb in a perfect situation. Consult your doctor if you need to know, but believe in your inner strength and know that what secures a great survival rate above all else is that will to live. That will be the power behind your punch. Best of luck to you, Carm RN.

      over 4 years ago
    • MRoadrunner's Avatar

      I passed my "Expiration Date" nearly seven months ago, according to the doctors who told my family I wouldn't survive through the weekend last August.
      My friends and family say I am one of the strongest women they know. Funny thing is, I'm not. But I am a fighter, and that's what keeps me going! I'm not giving up until I'm ready to give up!

      over 4 years ago

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