37.1% of males survive lung cancer for at least one year. This falls to 13.8% surviving for five years or more, as shown by age-standardised net survival for patients diagnosed with lung cancer during 2013-2017 in England. Survival for females at one year is 44.5% and falls to 19.0% surviving for at least five years. Survival for females is higher than for than for males at one year, and higher than for at five years.
Lung Cancer Age-Standardised One-, Five- and Ten-Year Net Survival, Adults (Aged 15-99), England, 2013-2017
Lung cancer survival continues to fall beyond five years after diagnosis. 7.6% of males and 11.3% of females 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 2013-2017 in England.
- Office for National Statistics, Cancer survival by stage at diagnosis for England, 2019.
About this data
Data is for England, 2013 - 2017, ICD-10 C67.
Survival statistics give an overall picture of survival and the survival time experienced by an individual patient may be much higher or lower, depending on specific patient and tumour characteristics.