Side effects and symptoms


Cancer can cause breathlessness. We have tips on relaxation and other techniques to help.

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    What is breathlessness and why might you get it?

    There are several reasons why you might feel breathless. Your doctor can talk to you about the cause in your situation.

  • Lung cancer


    Lung cancer may cause breathlessness. Your doctor can insert a small tube in your airway to help you breathe more easily.

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    Tips to help you breathe more easily

    There are ways you can manage breathlessness, including breathing techniques to help you breathe more easily.

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    Relaxation techniques

    You may want to try using relaxation techniques to help you manage your anxiety and reduce breathlessness.

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    Tips to help you manage everyday activities

    There are ways to manage your everyday activities so they are less affected by breathlessness.

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    Treatment for breathlessness

    There are different treatments available to help with your breathlessness.

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    Pleural effusion

    A pleural effusion is a build-up of fluid in the lining of the lungs. It can be a symptom of cancer.

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    Superior vena cava obstruction

    Superior vena cava obstruction (SVCO) is a blockage of a large vein in the chest called the superior vena cava.