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For instance, 56 percent, or a little more than half, of people diagnosed with early-stage lung cancer live for at least five years after diagnosis. The five-year survival rate for people diagnosed with late-stage lung cancer that has spread (metastasized) to other areas of the body is 5 percent.What is the prognosis for small cell lung carcinoma?
Small cell lung cancer often responds very well to chemotherapy initially, but resistance develops. It's been found that treating even extensive stage small cell lung cancer with chemotherapy raises median survival by a factor of 4 or 5 relative to no treatment.