hey everyone!

i hope i'm not alarming anyone with my question, but i have to ask. . . this is something i have never understood since my diagnosis. i'm not worried about dying, i just like to understand and be informed.

i see all the time: lupus patients, 90% survival rate of 5 years after diagnosis, 80% survival rate of 10 years after diagnosis. so, what after that? does the survival rate decline each 5 years?! thanks in advance to anyone who took the time to read and respond!