The overall 5-year survival rate with stage 3A lung cancer is 23%, but it can vary widely. The 5-year survival rate with stage 3B lung cancer is sadly only about 10%.
What Can I Do to Help Myself?Studies suggest that learning what you can about your cancer helps with the outcome. Ask questions. Involve your loved ones and encourage them to ask questions as well. Consider joining a support group. Learn about clinical trials that might be appropriate for your particular situation. Learning about your cancer and going through treatment can take a tremendous amount of time. Ask for and allow your loved ones and friends to help and encourage you in your journey. Don’t lose hope -– even if that hope is only to be as comfortable as possible while you enjoy the company of your loved ones.
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