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Respiratory Complications & Effects

Collapsed Lung (Atelectasis & Pneumothorax)

Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)

Infections (Pneumonia, Aspergillosis)

Interstitial Lung Disease (Pneumonitis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ARDS)

Pulmonary Embolism

Collapsed Lung (Atelectasis & Pneumothorax)

Pneumothorax (InteliHealth)
Describes pneumothorax, its causes and symptoms, how it is diagnosed, and possible treatments. Registration required for free access to InteliHealth. [11/01]



Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)

"Dyspnea is a Common Symptom of Lung, Breast Cancer" (cancernetwork.com)
v.7, no.9 Oncology News International (September 1998)
Discusses the possible causes, stepwise assessment and treatment of dyspnea. Registration required for free access. [9/98]

"Behavioral Interventions for Lung Cancer-related Breathlessness" (PubMed)
v.8, no.6 Cancer Pract (November-December 2000): 268-273
Abstract of a report on behavioral interventions to assist in the management of breathlessness in lung cancer patients. Provides literature citations to support the value of exercise in assisting patients to breathe more effectively and manage related anxiety. Includes detailed instructions on breathing exercises that may help patients better manage their feelings of breathlessness and thus, also enhance their quality of life. [11/00]



Infections (Pneumonia, Aspergillosis)

Aspergillosis (MedlinePlus)
Describes aspergillosis, its causes and symptoms. Discusses possible treatment and complications. [8/02]

Pneumonia (MedlinePlus)
Describes pneumonia, its causes and symptoms. Discusses possible treatment and complications. [11/03]



Interstitial Lung Disease (Pneumonitis, Pulmonary Fibrosis, ARDS)

Drug-induced
High Incidence of Pulmonary Toxicity of Weekly Docetaxel and Gemcitabine in Patients with NSCLC (PubMed)
Abstract of a study published in the June 2004 issue of Lung Cancer reporting that the weekly administration of gemcitabine and docetaxel in patients with advanced NSCLC is associated with a high incidence of severe pulmonary toxicity, which does not seem to be dose-related. The regimen cannot be used outside a protocol. [ 6/04]

Early Detection and Successful Treatment of Drug-Induced Pneumonitis with Corticosteroids (PubMed)
Abstract of a case report in Cancer Investigation that discusses the symptoms and treatment of a NSCLC patient who developed pneumonitis during chemotherapy. [2002]

Radiation-induced
Radiation Pneumonitis (Lung Cancer Online)

Surgery-induced
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) (Lung Cancer Online)



 

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