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Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease$
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Sam H. Ahmedzai and Martin F. Muers

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780192631411

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192631411.001.0001

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Assessment and management of respiratory symptoms of malignant disease

Assessment and management of respiratory symptoms of malignant disease

(p.463) Chapter 30 Assessment and management of respiratory symptoms of malignant disease
Supportive Care in Respiratory Disease

Sam H. Ahmedzai (Contributor Webpage)

Martin F. Muers

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the diagnosis and management of respiratory syndromes associated with malignant diseases and evaluates the supportive care needs of patients with primary thoracic cancers. Some of the common symptoms in patients with thoracic malignancy include dyspnoea, cough, and haemoptysis. Mild symptoms can be effectively managed by pharmacological methods, but for malignant ones radiotherapy and brachytherapy are recommended.

Keywords:   respiratory syndromes, malignant diseases, supportive care, thoracic cancers, dyspnoea, cough, haemoptysis, radiotherapy, brachytherapy

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