The Assessment of the Person With Lung Cancer and Implications for the Rehabilitation Clinician

Adrian Cristian, Ben Kestenbaum, Muni Rubens

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Abstract

Lung cancer patients are often diagnosed later in life and at advanced stages of the disease. The treatment of the lung cancer often consists of a combination of systemic therapy (chemotherapy, immunotherapy), radiation therapy and surgery. These treatments as well as age-related changes, comorbid conditions such as emphysema and heart disease can have adverse effects on physical function. Cancer and cancer treatment-related physical impairments can develop and can lead to a decreased quality of life. This chapter provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of lung cancer, toxicities associated with common lung cancer treatments, and then provides a framework for the assessment of the lung cancer patient from a holistic perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLung Cancer Rehabilitation
PublisherElsevier
Pages35-46
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780323834049
ISBN (Print)9780323834056
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2022
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Assessment lung cancer patient
  • Cancer-related physical impairments
  • Lung cancer

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