Staging lung cancer can help guide treatment, but there is a wide spectrum of cancers within each stage. Stage 1 Non-Small Cell – The overall 5-year survival rate for stage 1A lung cancer is 49 percent and for 1B is 45 percent.
It helps your doctor decide which treatment you need. It can also give some idea of your outlook (prognosis). Stage 1 is part of the number staging system and .