Statistics and Indicators

Cancer survival - lung cancer

  • Survival for lung cancer has improved considerably over time. For the most recent period, 2003-2012, 5-year relative survival for persons for lung cancer was 19.2%. This was a statistically significant improvement from 12.0% in the earliest period (1983-1992).  
  • Despite the improvement, lung cancer remains a major cause of cancer mortality. Treatment remains difficult, though recently outcomes of treatments for advanced lung cancer have shown significant progress.

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