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What is the survival rate among cancer patients?

What is the survival rate among cancer patients?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Jul 16, 2020

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M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy

M. Kennedy
M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Dec 20, 2018

There are a lot of factors that can affect the long-term survival of people. Those who have their cancer detected at stage 1 have a better chance of surviving a 5-year period. Once again, this would also depend on the type of cancer that they have.

Those who have stage 4 cancer would have a lower chance of surviving especially since the cancer cells have already spread throughout the body and are causing the immune system to become even weaker. There are different factors that can affect the chances of cancer patients to survive for a longer period of time.

Lung cancer is known to be one of the worst types of cancer and the survival rate is usually lower than the other types of cancers that are diagnosed.

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Chris Kenway

Chris Kenway

Chris Kenway
Chris Kenway, Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered Jul 17, 2018

A lot of cancer patients usually have a five-year survival rate. Once the cancer is in remission, people would still need to take care of their bodies. They also need to undergo a series of tests from time to time so that it can be detected if cancer has come back. The survival rate would also depend on the type of cancer that the person has.

There are some cancers that are considered to be more curable than others. It will also matter if the cancer is detected in its early stages. Late-stage cancer usually has lower survival rates but it is still possible as long as cancer has only spread to one specific location that can still be cured.

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