Journal article

Benefits of home-based multidisciplinary exercise and supportive care in inoperable non-small cell lung cancer - protocol for a phase II randomised controlled trial

Lara Edbrooke, Sanchia Aranda, Catherine L Granger, Christine F McDonald, Mei Krishnasamy, Linda Mileshkin, Louis Irving, Sabine Braat, Ross A Clark, Ian Gordon, Linda Denehy

BMC CANCER | BMC | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Lung cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers, and is a leading cause of cancer mortality world-wide. Due to lack of early specific symptoms, the majority of patients present with advanced, inoperable disease and five-year relative survival across all stages of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is 14%. People with lung cancer also report higher levels of symptom distress than those with other forms of cancer. Several benefits for survival and patient reported outcomes are reported from physical activity and exercise in other tumour groups. We report the protocol for a study investigating the benefits of exercise, behaviour change and symptom self-management for patie..

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