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Mental health resilient in cancer survivors

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Lung cancer survivors remain mentally fit despite the ordeal they have been through and generally lower physical health after treatment, according to a study.

A survey of 359 patients surgically treated for stage IA or IB non-small cell lung cancer found that that despite the strain of therapy, their mental resilience was no worse than the general population.

Dyspnea and distress in cancer survivors were instead related to their health-related quality of life.

American scientists made the discovery while developing post-treatment guidelines for cancer patients.

The researchers recommended that lung cancer survivors with these symptoms would most benefit from physical activity and referral to pulmonary rehabilitation programmes.

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