Ep. 67 – What to know about Lung Cancer

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?


  1. 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.
  2. Lung Cancer Guide: What You Need to Know. American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/lung-cancer.html. Accessed March 16, 2020.
  3. Granger CL.  Physiotherapy management of lung cancer.  (2016).  Journal of Physiotherapy.  62: 60-67.  doi: 10.1016/j.jphys.2016.02.010

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