According to the report published by the 'Macmillan Cancer Support' organization, which provides support to cancer patients, half of patients with lung cancer die within six months of being diagnosed.
Eighty percent of breast and prostate cancer patients live up to five years, according to the report. Only ten percent of lung cancer patients survive up to five years.
It is also stated that lung cancer survivors have ten times the risk of developing another cancer than other cancer patients.
The Macmillan organization emphasizes that early detection methods should be developed.
The report was written by examining the British National Health Service's (NHS) analysis of cancer patients living in the UK.
The analysis of approximately 85 thousand patients diagnosed with cancer between 2004 and 2011 was examined for the report. Only breast, prostate, lung and brain cancer patients were looked at in the study.
According to the research, one in five women with breast cancer and one in four men with prostate cancer live healthy for at least 7 years after diagnosis.
However, this rate drops to one percent in patients with lung cancer or the most common type of brain cancer.
In the report, it is stated that one out of every 5 lung cancer patients died within 1 month from the diagnosis, and seventy-three percent of them died within 1 year.
Smoking is shown as the most important factor that causes lung cancer. It is stated that lung cancer is more common in smokers.