Shortness of breath is a common problem for people with cancer. The treatment you need depends on the cause of your breathlessness. There are a number of things you can do to help yourself.
Find out about shortness of breath, who gets it, and how it might affect you.
Read about the symptoms of breathlessness and some of the possible causes.
Information on the side effects of treatment, heart problems, fluid on the lungs or abdomen, blood vessel blockage and more.
About how to treat breathlessness and pleural effusion and how you can help yourself.
Organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment.
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