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Chance of Recurrence

Chance of Recurrence

December 14, 2021
Sanjay Juneja, MD
Sanjay Juneja, MD

Medical Oncology

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Lung cancer may come back or recur, and it has a pretty high rate or a lower rate, depending on the stage. One study found recurrence rates to be about 12.6% for stage one lung cancers, whereas it’s 37.6% for stage two and up to 35 or 40% for stage three. However, recurrence rates also depend on the individual situation, how timely the chemo was and what methods were taken to treat the cancer.