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This section is for people who have breathlessness due to cancer or its treatment. You may find it helpful to read it alongside information about your type of cancer| and the treatment you've had.
There are treatments and exercises that can help to relieve or manage breathlessness, and things you can do to make living with breathlessness easier.
To make it easier to understand breathlessness it may help to understand the way lungs work
Breathing techniques, relaxation and coping strategies can help reduce the impact of breathlessness
Careful planning of everyday activities can help you to manage breathlessness
You may find that breathlessness causes problems with eating - we have some tips that may help
You may feel a range of emotions when you're living with breathlessness
References for the Managing breathlessness section
It's important that the cause of breathlessness is identified so that you can receive the most helpful treatment
Learning some basic relaxation techniques can help you control anxiety and breathe more easily
When walking outdoors, take it slowly and use lower chest breathing to help with breathlessness
Medicines, oxygen treatment and complementary therapies may help to relieve breathlessness
Many people can help you manage the problems that breathlessness can cause
For answers, support or just a chat, call the Macmillan Support Line free (Monday to Friday, 9am-8pm)
If you have any questions about cancer, need support or just want someone to talk to, ask Macmillan.
You can order a copy of our CD Relax and breathe for free from our be.Macmillan website.
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