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My question is, my brother just had the upper part of his lung plus some limp nodes removed. What is his chance of recovery? The Dr. said he removed all the infected area he could see.

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Well, unfortunately the prognosis is usually not very good.

Squamous cell carcinoma in the lungs is a subset of Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma.

For Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma, prognosis is generally poor. Following complete surgical resection of stage IA disease, five-year survival is 67%. With stage IB disease, five-year survival is 57%. The 5-year survival rate of patients with stage IV NSCLC is about 1%.

Hopefully the surgeon got all of the cancer. Tell your brother to think positive. Also, continue to follow the recommendations of his doctors and take every measure to combat the disease.

Good luck and God bless.
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