The effect of yoga on the recovery of patients who have undergone a lung resection for primary lung cancer
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The effect of yoga on the recovery of patients who have undergone a lung resection for primary lung cancer

John White Lead Macmillan lung cancer nurse specialist, Leeds Cancer Centre, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, England
Katy Clarke Clinical oncologist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, England
Sandra Dixon Macmillan thoracic nurse specialist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Leeds, England
Kirsten Steffensen Physiotherapist, Specialist yoga teacher, Leeds, England
Rachel Frazer Freelance yoga teacher, Leeds, England

There is increasing evidence of the benefits of exercise after cancer treatment to help reduce the side effects and improve people’s quality of life and survival. This is an important component of the Recovery Package which encourages cancer teams to promote physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle and to help manage the consequences of treatment. This article describes a feasibility study that examined yoga as an intervention after treatment for lung cancer and shows that there were improvements in participants’ overall quality of life and lung function tests.

Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1517

Citation

White J, Clarke K, Dixon S et al (2018) The effect of yoga on the recovery of patients who have undergone a lung resection for primary lung cancer. Cancer Nursing Practice. doi: 10.7748/cnp.2018.e1517

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

john.white1@nhs.net

Conflict of interest

None declared

Published online: 25 September 2018

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