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Lung Cancer Stage I Survival Rates

The chart below shows the five-year survival rates for patients who were diagnosed with Stage I lung cancer according to the National Cancer Data Base Survival Reports. These patients were diagnosed between 1998 and 2002 and followed for five years.


  • SCCA patients are represented by the red line. Their five-year survival rate was 64 percent from the time they were first diagnosed by SCCA. Note that only patients who received all of their care at SCCA are included.
  • Patients from the other types of treatment centers—Community Cancer Centers, Comprehensive Community Cancer Centers, and Academic/Research Hospitals—are represented by blue, green, and yellow lines. Their five-year survival rates were between 35 and 48 percent.

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