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Cardiopulmonary Syndromes

Dyspnea and Coughing During Advanced Cancer

Many conditions can cause dyspnea.

Dyspnea is the feeling of difficult or uncomfortable breathing or of not getting enough air. It also may be called shortness of breath, breathlessness, or air hunger. In cancer patients, causes of dyspnea include the following:

A diagnosis of the cause of dyspnea or coughing helps to plan treatment.

Diagnostic tests and procedures include the following:

It may be possible to treat the cause of dyspnea.

Treatment may include the following:

Treatment of dyspnea depends on the cause of it.

The treatment of dyspnea depends on its cause, as follows:

Treatment may be to control the symptoms of dyspnea.

Treatment to control the symptoms of dyspnea may include the following:

Chronic coughing may cause dyspnea.

The causes of chronic coughing are almost the same as the causes of dyspnea. A chronic cough may cause pain, trouble sleeping, dyspnea, and fatigue.

Medicines used to control coughing include the following:

The cause of the coughing is also treated.