What Should You Know About Stage 3 Lung Cancer?

How to treat stage stage 3 lung cancer?

If you have developed stage 3 lung cancer, it means the cancer has spread further into your lymph nodes and the middle of your chest.

When treating stage 3 lung cancer, we often conduct surgeries to remove as much of the tumor as possible, then followed by chemotherapy and radiation. Surgery alone is generally not indicated for stage 3B.

 

What is the prognosis for stage 3 lung cancer?

30% of patients diagnosed with lung cancer have already reached stage 3. The median survival time for stage 3a and 3b are 15 months and 13 months respectively.

The five-year survival rate is 14% and 5% for 3a and 3b respectively.

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