Study: Physical Activity Benefits Lung Cancer Patients and Survivors

A recent study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology reviewed the safety, benefits, and application of increasing physical activity and exercise in current and former lung cancer patients. The study sought to summarize the effect on improved outcomes, quality of life, symptom management and other factors.

Authors of the study found that the majority of lung cancer patients desire physical activity advice directly from a physician prior to undergoing treatment for their cancer, and that exercise guidance may increase compliance with a dedicated program.

Several trials have also shown that increased activity reduces the burden of lung cancer symptoms and that exercise may have beneficial effects on quality of life, physical function, social function and fatigue for both lung cancer patients and those who have survived the disease.

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This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.