Physiotherapy management of lung cancer


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Lung cancer is the fifth most common cancer in Australia and accounts for 9% of all cancers. In 2008, Dr Catherine Granger was awarded a Jill Nosworthy Grant by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation.

Associate Professor, Mark Elkins, editor of the Journal of Physiotherapy, joins Dr Catherine Granger to discuss her recent paper titled 'Physiotherapy management of lung cancer,' published in Issue 2 of the Journal of Physiotherapy. 

In what follows, the pair discuss the breadth of evidence-based interventions physiotherapists can offer lung cancer patients, the role of pre-habilitation and the importance of exercise both pre and post surgery.