Dr. Henschke shares the survival rate for patients diagnosed with stage two lung cancer.
If you find it in later stage, which means that the disease is already spread to lymph nodes or to other organs, the more it’s spread, the lower your chances are of surviving. So in the later stages, most people die within a year and a half. In stage two, it can still be some 30-40%, depending again on the size and the extent of your disease.
About Dr. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D.:
Dr. Claudia Ingrid Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is an Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Radiology in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. She is a clinical expert in percutaneous fine needle lung biopsies and thoracic radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Henschke received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.