Last year in the UK over 60,000 cancer patients enrolled on clinical trials aimed at improving cancer treatments and making them available to all.
A study looking at rehabilitation after surgery for non small cell lung cancer
This was a study to see if taking part in exercise classes after surgery for lung cancer helped people get back to their normal level of activity.
If you have non small cell lung cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage, you may have surgery to remove it with the aim of curing the cancer. But after surgery, people often have pain, tiredness, shortness of breath and less movement in their shoulder. It takes some time to feel better and to get back to your normal level of activity. Getting back to normal can be called rehabilitation.
In this study, researchers wanted to see if taking part in a rehabilitation programme of exercise classes helped people who'd had surgery to remove non small cell lung cancer. The aim was to see if the classes helped people to get over their surgery more quickly and improve their
Summary of results
This trial was never finished so there are no results available.
How to join a clinical trial
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
North West London Cancer Network