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Anyone Know What The Survival Rates Of Lung Cancer Are Nowadays?

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I just found out that my uncle has lung cancer. They are going to give him chemo I think. My Mum died of that 9 years ago, and they didn't even diagnose it until the post mortum.
Please tell me the prospects are better now?
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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1 Like #1
it depends on alot of things like how early it caught general health etc i would imagine

but hey things have come along way in 9 years

think positive!!!
1 Like #2
You would be best off speaking to a Doctor so someone on here doesn't give you misleading information.

Hopefully everything will be OK though
#3
Thanks! I am trying to, but when you think like that, in my experiance, it tends to go belly up. You wouldn't believe the bad luck my family has. He fell downstairs, really cracked his head, was unconcious for a long time, and messed up when he slowley came too. That is what I reckon started the whole thing off! He is in his 60's and I cant help but think its all happening again.
#4
RedIron
You would be best off speaking to a Doctor so someone on here doesn't give you misleading information.

Hopefully everything will be OK though


To be honest, doctors will tell you what they want you to hear. In my experiance they will lead you up the garden path, then pretend they knew nothing when the worst happens!
Maybe I'm jaded, but that is truley how things have happened to us!
#5
dmh77
Thanks! I am trying to, but when you think like that, in my experiance, it tends to go belly up. You wouldn't believe the bad luck my family has. He fell downstairs, really cracked his head, was unconcious for a long time, and messed up when he slowley came too. That is what I reckon started the whole thing off! He is in his 60's and I cant help but think its all happening again.



he gonna need u to be strong for him so dont be thinking negative, its hard but just all pull together n support him n just take each hurdle as it comes and pray for the best!!
1 Like #6
Here's a link that might help you http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/help/default.asp?page=6747 I wish your Uncle all the best.
#7
onlyme23
he gonna need u to be strong for him so dont be thinking negative, its hard but just all pull together n support him n just take each hurdle as it comes and pray for the best!!


Thank you.
1 Like #8
A lot depends on how established the cancer is. If it is diagnosed early and the person is in good health there is a very good chance that they can fight the cancer. However if it is established then there is little that can be done. Many people have lung cancer and make a full recovery but many have relapses as the cancer starts to spread later on. At the end of the day the doctor will be able to tell you what stage its at but expect a positive outlook as if people are not positive then there is less chance they will get through it.
Hope all is well in the end
#9
Thank you, but the reason the cancer was found was that his lymph nodes ( sorry if it is spelt wrong.) were swollen up, a lot!
He wasn't in the best of health before the accident, and think it has all gone wrong from there.
I find it really hard to be possitive.
He has his first grandchild due in october.
#10
dmh77
Thank you, but the reason the cancer was found was that his lymph nodes ( sorry if it is spelt wrong.) were swollen up, a lot!
He wasn't in the best of health before the accident, and think it has all gone wrong from there.
I find it really hard to be possitive.
He has his first grandchild due in october.


Well there you have something to be positive about as he has been diagnosed. To be honest when your lymph glands(nodes) are swollen they normally just give you antibiotics and send you home. Remember the earlier they diagnose an illness the more time they have to correct it.
1 Like #11
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well there you have something to be positive about as he has been diagnosed. To be honest when your lymph glands(nodes) are swollen they normally just give you antibiotics and send you home. Remember the earlier they diagnose an illness the more time they have to correct it.


You are right, I am trying. I so hope this turns out to be a happy ending.
I am sick of coping when it all goes wrong.
banned 1 Like #12
my nans brother died from lung cancer a few years back, they said if they had caught it abit earlier he probably would of survived. Hopefully they have caught your uncles early... good luck and stay positive!
#13
dmh77
You are right, I am trying. I so hope this turns out to be a happy ending.
I am sick of coping when it all goes wrong.


Well you owe it to him to stay positive and happy. The doctors will do there bit and the rest is up to the man in the sky. I have lost many people in the last few years (not my immediate family), and have come to the thinking of not that they have lost a few years but the have had 60+ years. I know how sometimes its hard and you think the world is getting at you but long after he's gone the memories will still be there which you can pass on to the new generation. Your worlds only as happy place as you make it.
#14
I know, but mey nana & grandad only had 2 kids, and for both of them to be widowed to lung cancer just seems mean. I wont go into any more detail... but it isn't fair.
I know, I know.... life aint fair.
#15
dmh77
I know, but mey nana & grandad only had 2 kids, and for both of them to be widowed to lung cancer just seems mean. I wont go into any more detail... but it isn't fair.
I know, I know.... life aint fair.


Well my dad had 11 brothers and sisters and now only 2 remain.

This line from 'The Shawshank Redemption' always makes me think. Andy Dufresne: Get busy living, or get busy dying.
#16
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Well my dad had 11 brothers and sisters and now only 2 remain.

This line from 'The Shawshank Redemption' always makes me think. Andy Dufresne: Get busy living, or get busy dying.


Thanks again, I know that perspective means a lot in these circumstances. It still stinks though! In the general scheme of things.
#17
my mother inlaw died in march from it, aint got a lot to say for the doctor s, i was also due my first grandchild which was her first great grandchild and she said to me in hospital am not going to see this baby it really cut us up. it was the hardest thing ever when she was born for my husband.
but on the other hand my best friends mam had it and survived then she found out 3-4 month ago that she had it in her gullit and survived that so there is still alot of strong people out there that can suvive
#18
If you accept that life itself is a terminal disease it might make it easier to come to terms with. No human has yet managed to live forever so make the best of what is available. Don't plan too much for tomorrow at the expense of enjoying what is about you today.

Is it better to know or not know that you have a condition? It will be there whether an expert tells you you have it or not. Only difference is that diagnosis allows for medical intervention if it is wanted or required.

Try to keep strong and happy.
#19
* Lung cancer survival rates are higher the earlier the cancer is diagnosed.
* More than two-thirds of lung cancers are diagnosed at a late stage and so survival rates for these patients are lower.
* Overall, only 7% of lung cancer patients survive for at least five years after diagnosis.

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/types/lung/

Hope it all goes as smoothly as possible.
#20
So sorry to read this thread, but try to stay positive and strong for your Uncle.

Hope everything turns out ok for you, thinking of you :friends:
#21
My mum has lung cancer. She was diagnosed 4 years ago when I was pregnant with ankle muncher.
Mums heath has always been pretty poor (she has lupis) but deteriorated after my dad died in the august. All winter she had a persistant cough and was give Antibiotic after antibiotic. The only reason she was diagnosed the following may was because she was at her Lupis specialist and he didn't like the sound of her cough. Her GP had been fobbing her off for 9 months.

She underwent a course of chemo and radio combined. She was warned the treatment alone could kill her. The treatment made her so sick it was unbeliveable I didn't think that it could get any worse and If I'm honest I didn't think she would live.

She got through the treatment and 4 years on she is still here. However she is still a very sick woman. She had to give up her house 3 years ago and has moved in with us. Life is very hard for everyone involved. She is now at the stage where we have carers come in 4 times a days to help her dress and shower ect and make her meals and some one always has to be here with her. She has been in and out hospital all year and is prone to confussion. Her breathing is very laboured and she shakes so badly she can't hold a cup.

The doctors can do nothing but treat the symptoms and say the cancer is to blame.

the treatment gave her more time but has taken away her life and left her (and us) with an existance. I'm increadably greatful that mums treatment was sucsessful but somethings just can't be made better
1 Like #22
It is hard to say what survival would be without details. Sadly, the survival rate from lung cancer has not changed much in the past few decades, and overall 5-year survival is only 15%. I am so glad you are looking into this and playing an active role! Studies have shown that lung cancer patients are not treated as aggressively as breast cancer patients - partly due to the stigma of lung cancer. Not only do lung cancer patients experience discrimination from friends ("how long did you smoke?") but from the medical profession as well. Things like having a good quality of life, exercise, and even quitting smoking after a diagnosis of lung cancer have been shown in credible studies to improve survival - but in my experience are not discussed enough by doctors. I wish you the best, and praise your efforts in looking for answers.

Lynne Eldridge MD
About.com Guide to Lung Cancer
#23
More advice can be obtained from http://www.macmillan.org.uk/

My Mum was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer to the lung..sadly it only took 4 weeks for the cancer to end her life, it was a rare cancer according to what the specialist had told me , not that I wish to put any negative thoughts into peoples heads..depends n the type of cancer they have and how far it has progressed.

I hope you find the answers that you need to know..best wishes.
#24
Thanks to everyone who has posted. :)
#25
my gf mam had breast cancer and 3 years later after getting it removed she now has lung and liver cancer it was diagnosed july last year she had khemo and other things...been on heceptim and stuff and seems to be doing ok...hope it gives u some hope
#26
In England and Wales the latest figures show around 25% of all lung cancer patients are alive one year after diagnosis falling to 7% at five years

http://info.cancerresearchuk.org/cancerstats/types/lung/survival/
This is the same site as Liddle quoted ^^^^.
Those of us who smoked for many a long year knew the likely outcome. The symptoms show up too late for effective treatment. I have my fingers crossed for myself. I am very sorry for your uncle. It is very sad for you.

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