The five-year relative survival rate for stage 4 lung cancer is 4.7 percent. However, relative survival rates don’t take into account recent improvements in treatment. They’re based on diagnosis and treatment for at least 5 years earlier.How bad is Stage 4 lung cancer?
And if the same manages to reach the bones, then it may cause pain in the joints, spinal region, thighs and ribs. Stage 4 lung cancer may also cause some less common symptoms. These might include high fever, swollen face, finger clubbing, wheezing and chronic hoarseness.What to expect in Stage 4 lung cancer?
In stage IV, the cancer has metastasized, or spread, beyond the lungs into other areas of the body. About 40 percent of NSCLC patients are diagnosed with lung cancer when they are in stage IV. The five-year survival rate for those diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer is less than 10 percent.