Lung cancer: the facts

The big picture

Lung cancer has been the most common cancer in the world for several decades, accounting for

1 in 5 of all cancer deaths1

Worldwide, three people die from lung cancer every minute2

This is more per year than breast, colorectal and prostate cancer combined3

Diagnosis, staging & treatment4,5

More than 2/3

of patients are diagnosed with lung cancer at a later stage when their survival chances are lower

Early-stage lung cancer - key facts

Instances Survival %

Prognosis

55%

survival

Staging

One tumor in lung

Treatment

Surgery and chemotherapy

Locally advanced lung cancer - key facts

Instances Survival %

Prognosis

28%

survival

Staging

A number of tumours in lung and periphery

Treatment

Surgery, radiation and chemotherapy

Advanced lung cancer - key facts

Instances Survival %

Prognosis

4%

survival

Staging

Other organs also affected

Treatment

Systemic treatment (e.g. targeted therapy/ chemotherapy)

During later stages of lung cancer systemic treatments are key. Of these systemic treatments, targeted therapies e.g. monoclonal antibodies have demonstrated survival benefits for patients

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