Exercise May Help Lung Cancer Surgery Go More Smoothly

FRIDAY, Feb. 2, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Lung cancer patients can halve their risk of postop complications by taking up an exercise program before their surgery, a new report suggests. For the study, researchers analyzed reports on 13 clinical trials that included a total of over 800 people who had surgery for cancer. The patients had been treated for cancer of the bowel, liver, esophagus, lung, mouth or prostate. Among lung cancer patients, engaging in regular exercise before surgery was tied to 48 percent lower odds of postoperative complications. In…

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