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Pulmonary Rehabilitation in the Management of Patients with Lung Cancer

Author(s): Yanjie QIAO | Xiaoming QIU | Qinghua ZHOU

Journal: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
ISSN 1009-3419

Volume: 14;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 744;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Lung neoplasms | Rehabilitation

Pulmonary rehabilitation is an evidence-based, multidisciplinary and comprehensive non-medication intervention for patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities. Applications of pulmonary rehabilitaion in the management of patients with lung cancer are only recently emerging. Preliminary studies showed its effects in improving exercise tolerance, health-related quality of life and surgical candidacy and decreasing surgical morbidity. It shows promise as a therapeutic intervention in the management of lung cancer.
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