Table 2

Long term survival following surgery in elderly patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)

ReferenceNo of patientsAgeStage1 year
survival (%)
5 year
survival (%)
*2 year survival; **4 year survival; OS=overall survival. No significant differences were noted between the groups.
39 500>70OS33.7
40 258>70I73.6
II23.0
II8.9
46 70>70I6040
II6333
III3314
73 54>80OS8643
I9757
148 223>70I45.7
II36.3
III13.8
150 13650–69I/II/III77/61/41*66/53/25**
43>70I/II/III83/100/53*75/83/40**