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Can a lung cancer patient be active in a competitive sport ?

8 doctors weighed in
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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