Dr. Henschke shares the survival rate for patients with stage one lung cancer.
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Well, if you know after surgery that they are in stage one, then it’s probably around 65 to 70% is the long-term survival rates, but those are all sizes. Now if you take smaller sizes, the smaller the lung cancer is, in stage one, the better the cure rates. So if you have very small, less than a centimeter lung cancer, it might be as high as 90%. So, lung cancer is a curable disease if you find it early and you are able to take it out.