How long can people survive with ALS?
Although the life expectancy of an ALS patient averages about 2-5 years from the time of diagnosis, this disease is variable and many people live with quality for 5 years and more.
Of all patients, more than half live more than three years after diagnosis.
About twenty percent of people with ALS live 5 years or more.
Up to ten percent will survive more than 10 years.
Five percent will live 20 years.
There are people in whom ALS has stopped progressing and a small number of people in whom the symptoms of ALS reversed.
It is estimated that ALS is responsible for nearly two deaths per hundred thousand populations annually.
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