Lung Cancer Surgery

‘Respiratory Muscle Strength, Functional Capacity and Subjective Outcome – Effects of IMT After Lung Cancer Surgery’

“The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effects of postoperative inspiratory muscle training on the recovery of respiratory muscle strength in high risk patients referred for lung cancer surgery. Furthermore, to assess longitudinal changes in respiratory muscle strength, physical capacity and health-related quality of life after lung cancer surgery.”

Go to Respiratory Muscle Strength, Functional Capacity and Subjective Outcome – Effects of Inspiratory Muscle Training After Lung Cancer Surgery, a Randomized Controlled Trial >

IMT: Onderzoek naar de invloed van ademspiertraining bij slokdarmkanker (IMT: Research into the effects of IMT in oesophageal cancer)

The The University Medical Center Groningen, (UMCG) will conduct a survey on the effect of a training program for the respiratory muscles in the weeks before an esophageal surgery. It is a study of the feasibility and effectiveness of two different types of preoperative inspiratory muscle training in patients with esophageal cancer who undergo surgical removal.

Read IMT: Onderzoek naar de invloed van ademspiertraining bij slokdarmkanker (IMT: Research into the effects of inspiratory muscle training in oesophageal cancer) >

June 2012 is Everyman Male Cancer Awareness Month

If you’re in this for the long haul ‘Keep your eye on the ball!’

Everyman Male Cancer Awareness Month is all about raising awareness to testicular and prostate cancer.

The disease is an even bigger killer than lung disease . Almost 43,000 men are diagnosed with a form of male-specific cancer each year in the UK.

Every year in June an advert is launched to make people sit up and notice – past celebrities who have taken part have included Dermot O’Leary and Robbie Williams.  It’s not an easy subject to broach and the easy-going nature of the adverts has helped reach a lot of men.

If you’re not sure how to do a testicular self examination, click here.  It’s not as scary as it sounds, promise! And it could definitely save your life.