According to the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Cancer Statistics Review, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer for all stages combined is a rather dismal 16%. Only about 15% of patients have localized disease when they are diagnosed. Their chance of survival at five years following a lung cancer diagnosis is 53%, relative to the general population. Those with locally advanced disease have a five-year survival of 24%. Patients who have metastatic lung cancer that's already spread to distant sites at the time of diagnosis have a 4% chance of surviving five years.
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What are my chances of surviving lung cancer?
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What credentials should a pediatric surgeon have?
A pediatric surgeon should be Board-Eligible or Board-Certified in General Surgery (board certification is granted when a fully trained surgeon has taken and passed first a written, then an oral, examination). Once the General Surgery Boards have been passed, a fellowship-trained pediatric surgeon becomes eligible to take the Pediatric Surgery examination (this also involves both written and oral examinations).
Other credentials that a pediatric surgeon may have include fellowship in the American College of Surgeons, in the American Pediatric Surgical Association, or in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Each of these organizations requires that Fellows meet well-established standards of training, clinical knowledge, and professional conduct.
What is the most common type of lung cancer?
Johns Hopkins Medicine answeredThe most common type of lung cancer is non-small cell lung cancer. It accounts for 75 percent of all lung cancer cases. Non-small cell lung cancer includes squamous cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, large cell carcinoma, and undifferentiated carcinomas.
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