As we've talked about before, lung cancer is a particularly deadly form of cancer. In some types of lung cancer, surgery has greatly improved survival. However, surgery can be very hard on a person's body, in several different ways. Patients can experience reduced quality of life, pain, reduced physical activity, decreased lung function, and decreased physical function. Studies have shown that these effects can be lessened by exercise. However, exercise isn't frequently used as a treatment in hospital settings. This is because the exercise routines used in those studies are expensive and hard to use in a busy hospital or clinic. Huntsman Cancer Institute researchers and experts from the University of Utah are beginning a study to test a new exercise routine among 200 patients at HCI. They want to test whether it helps lung cancer patients who've recently had surgery and whether it can feasibly be used in a medical setting.