Managing breathlessness

Managing breathlessness

Booklet
Published: 31 Mar 2019
Next review: 30 Sep 2021
Edition: 4
Managing breathlessness

A booklet for people experiencing breathlessness because of cancer or its treatments. Offers advice on how breathlessness can be managed.

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Published: 31 Mar 2019
Next review: 30 Sep 2021
Edition: 4

A booklet for people experiencing breathlessness because of cancer or its treatments. Offers advice on how breathlessness can be managed.

About this booklet

The booklet explains the causes of breathlessness and the different ways to manage it. It has breathing and relaxation techniques. It also explains medicines to control breathlessness.

Visit our online information about breathlessness.

How we can help

Macmillan Grants

If you have cancer, you may be able to get a Macmillan Grant to help with the extra costs of cancer. Find out who can apply and how to access our grants.

Financial guidance
Financial issues can cause worry when someone becomes ill. You may be able to claim benefits to help you in your situation. You may also be able to get financial assistance from other organisations.
Welfare rights advice and tools

There are lots of benefits that could help you after a cancer diagnosis, but the system can be confusing. Our Welfare Rights Advisors are here to help.