Smoking Cessation in Lung Cancer Patients

Smoking Cessation in Lung Cancer Patients


LUNG CANCER IF YOU DID NOT KNOW IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE US ANDIT IS THE MOST COMMONLY DIAGNOSED CANCER WORLD WIDE EXCLUDING NON-MELANOMA SKIN CANCER. IN FACT ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, MOST LUNG CANCER IS CAUSED BY SMOKING. HEALTH MAGAZINE SAYS THERE ARE SEVEN TYPES OF SMOKERS AND WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT THAT, DOCTOR, SEE IF MAYBE WHERE SOME PEOPLE FALL IN. WE’VE GOT THE — I HAVE HEARD THE LAZY SMOKER. THE SKINNY SMOKER. THE SENSITIVE SMOKER ALL THESE LABELS. THE REBEL SMOKER. HAVE YOU HEARD THESE LABELS? YES. THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON THE FACT THAT THEY SMOKE. HOW DO YOU AS A PHYSIATRIST IN THE CANCER REHAB CENTER HOW DO YOU NOW DEAL WITH THAT KIND OF THERAPY FOR THE LUNG CANCER PATIENT THAT IS REALLY FACING A HUGE BATTLE. THIS IS A BIG ONE. RIGHT. I THINK YOU SAID CORRECTLY THAT STOPPING TO SMOKE IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT YOU CAN DO TO MINIMIZE THE COMPLICATIONS EVEN AFTER THE CANCER FOR THE LUNGS AND ITS TREATMENT. SO PART OF THE REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR SOMEONE WITH LUNG CANCER IS SMOKING CESSATION. SO IF THE PERSON IS ACTIVELY SMOKING BEFORE THEIR SURGERIES OR VARIOUS TREATMENTS, PART OF OUR GROUPS PROGRAM IS TO OFFER SERVES TO HELP THEM TO STOP SMOKING. SO BEFORE LET’S SAY THEY GO INTO SURGERY, IS THERE KIND OF LIKE A PREREHAB THAT YOU INITIATE TO MAYBE HELP THEM IN THAT RECOVERY AFTER? THAT IS CORRECT, OLGA. THERE ARE CERTAIN INDIVIDUALS, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT BRING TO THE LUNG CANCER DIAGNOSIS OTHER MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT MAY HAVE MADE THEM FRAIL OVER THE YEARS.
JUST EXAMPLE, ADEMA, HEART PROBLEMS AND SO FORTH. IF WE HAVE A WINDOW OF TIME, TIME OF DIAGNOSIS TO PERHAPS WHEN THEY HAVE SURGERY, WE CAN WORK WITH THEM TO GET THEM PHYSICALLY READY FOR THAT SURGERY IMPROVING THEIR HEALTH, THEIR STRENGTHS, THEIR NUTRITION, HELPING THEM TO STOP SMOKING, AND ALSO TO GET THEM READY FOR — MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY FOR THE UPCOMING SURGERY.

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  1. Many thanks, been searching for "stop smoking kits" for a while now, and I think this has helped. You ever tried – Mackorny Smoking Escape Blueprint – (just google it ) ? Ive heard some decent things about it and my colleague got cool success with it.

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