Disclaimer: I didn’t plan for this episode (regarding respiratory issues) to coincide with COVID-19 being the news headlines. I actually planned this episode a few months ago. But, c’est la vie, & here we are.
In today’s episode, I’m discussing Lung Cancer, common treatments, & how PT can help throughout the entire spectrum of lung cancer care, from diagnosis to end-of-life. I’ve listed my references at the bottom of the show notes, & they were so helpful – I would definitely add them to your library to review!
1:04 Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
2:44 Risk factors for developing Lung Cancer
5:26 Lung Cancer Staging
6:51 Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
10:46 Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)
13:23 Lung Cancer Treatments
18:14 Where does PT come in with all this?
- Lemjabbar-Alaoui H et al. Lung cancer: biology and treatment options. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 December; 1856(2): 189-210. doi: 10.1016/j.bbcan.2015.08.002.
- Lung Cancer Guide: What You Need to Know. American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer.html. Accessed March 16, 2020.
- Granger CL. Physiotherapy management of lung cancer. (2016). Journal of Physiotherapy. 62: 60-67. doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2016.02.010