About shortness of breath

Find out about shortness of breath, who gets it, and how it might affect you.

Signs and symptoms of breathlessness

Read about the symptoms of breathlessness and some of the possible causes.

Causes of breathlessness

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.

Breathing problems resources and support

Organisations, support groups and helpful books to help you cope with symptoms and side effects caused by cancer and its treatment.

Last reviewed: 
03 Oct 2017

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