The only possible answer is: it depends.
It depends on the type of neoplasia, whether benign or malignant, on the location, i.e. which lung lobe is affected, whether it is a primary or secondary tumour (metastasis), on the biological characteristics (invasiveness) and on the stage at the time of diagnosis (tumour size, lymph node involvement and presence of distant metastases). The presence of other diseases (immunodeficiency, etc.) and the clinical condition of the patient should also be considered.
In any case, as soon as the diagnosis is made, it is necessary to take all the therapeutic measures proposed by the oncologist without delaying even one day in order to improve the rate of survival and time off from the disease.
Dr. Claudio Bravin