30% of men survive lung cancer for at least one year, and this is predicted to fall to 8% surviving for five years or more, as shown by
Lung Cancer (C33-C34), Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011
|1-Year Survival (%)||5-Year Survival (%)||10-Year Survival (%)|
95% LCL and 95% UCL are the 95% lower and upper
Five- and ten-year survival is predicted using an excess hazard statistical model
Lung cancer survival gradually continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis. 4% of men and 7% of women are predicted to survive their disease for ten years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with lung cancer during 2010-2011 in England and Wales. Out of 20 common cancers in England and Wales, ten-year survival for lung cancer ranks 2nd lowest overall.
Lung Cancer (C33-C34), Net Survival up to Ten Years after Diagnosis, Adults (Aged 15-99), England and Wales, 2010-2011
Survival for lung cancer is reported in Scotland and Northern Ireland[2,3] though it is difficult to make survival comparisons between countries due to different methodologies and criteria for including patients in analyses.