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Cancer Survival Prediction

Post-Operative Radiation

Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer


After a patient has surgery for non-small cell lung cancer, post-operative radiotherapy may be recommended for certain patients who may be at higher risk for recurrence. This calculator will estimate the additional benefit from radiotherapy, based on specific risk factors for a given patient.

Enter the patient details below to calculate the estimated survival based on different treatment options.

Predicted Survival Calculator: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Predicted Median Survival:

Predicted Overall Survival:

This web calculator is based on a Cox proportional hazards survival model built from a series of non-small cell lung cancer patients from the SEER 17 database. For more information, see Wang SJ, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Lally BE, Kim JS, Fuller CD, Thomas CR. A Nomogram for Predicting the Survival Benefit of Post-operative Radiotherapy for Patients with Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, September, 2008.