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Can a lung cancer patient be active in a competitive sport ?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Depends
The level of physical activity will depend on the general health and pulmonary function.
If the person is otherwise healthy, there is no reason to curtail activity.

In brief: Depends
The level of physical activity will depend on the general health and pulmonary function.
If the person is otherwise healthy, there is no reason to curtail activity.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If a patient has had surgery to remove part of their lung to treat lung cancer, often they can return to competitive sports.
Pulmonary endurance however may be less than before the surgery. Minimally invasive surgery has hastened return to work and other activities of daily living.

In brief: Yes
If a patient has had surgery to remove part of their lung to treat lung cancer, often they can return to competitive sports.
Pulmonary endurance however may be less than before the surgery. Minimally invasive surgery has hastened return to work and other activities of daily living.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
In brief: Yes
They would certainly be at a disadvantage since treatment might include removing part of the lung, radiation damage to the lung, and/or side effects of chemotherapy.

In brief: Yes
They would certainly be at a disadvantage since treatment might include removing part of the lung, radiation damage to the lung, and/or side effects of chemotherapy.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Dr. Carlo Hatem
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