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Exercise therapy across the lung cancer continuum.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19508829     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A lung cancer diagnosis and associated therapeutic management are associated with unique and varying degrees of adverse physical/functional impairments that dramatically reduce patients' ability to tolerate exercise. Poor exercise capacity predisposes to increased susceptibility to other common age-related diseases, poor quality of life, and likely premature death. This article reviews the literature investigating the role of exercise as an adjunct therapy across the lung cancer continuum (ie, prevention to palliation). The current evidence suggests that exercise training is a safe and feasible adjunct therapy for patients with operable lung cancer both before and after pulmonary resection. Among patients with inoperable disease, feasibility and safety studies of carefully prescribed exercise training are warranted. Preliminary evidence in this area suggests that exercise therapy may be an important consideration in multidisciplinary management of patients diagnosed with lung cancer.
Lee W Jones; Neil D Eves; Emily Waner; Anil A Joy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current oncology reports     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1534-6269     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Oncol Rep     Publication Date:  2009 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-10     Completed Date:  2009-09-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888967     Medline TA:  Curr Oncol Rep     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Exercise / physiology*
Exercise Therapy / methods*
Lung Neoplasms / physiopathology,  surgery,  therapy*
Oxygen Consumption
Quality of Life
Treatment Outcome

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