Trouble breathing?

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Some people report difficulty breathing, an inability to get enough oxygen or a feeling of suffocation (also called shortness of breath or dyspnoea). Whatever it feels like, trouble breathing can be a frightening and debilitating symptom for people with advanced cancer and those around them.


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Life, Hope & Reality was developed and written by Afaf Girgis, Claire Johnson, and Sylvie Lambert with funding from the NHMRC and Cancer Council NSW.

Last updated 30 August 2015