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 other medical conditions that can also cause breathlessness, such as heart problems.


How to treat breathlessness and pleural effusion including 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: 
19 Nov 2019
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer