The survival rates are base don old data from more thna 5 years ago. The last five years have brought more success in lung cancer treatment than the previous 40. And so much more is on the way because of the completion of the human genome project. every person is diffrent and every cancer is unique. Ignore any survival information because its just not very accurate. Tune into your type of cancer and do the best you can to help your body fight the beast. Make sure you are at the best cancer center you can find with experts in your cancer. Ther eis a great outline on About.com on how to find a good Onc. use it to set your mind at ease and to help you develope questions for your Onc. but even about.com is not correct on a number of lung cancer details.
The cancer discovery is happening very quickly so its hard to be on top of all the new material.
All the best,