Dyspnea (Shortness of Breath)
Guideline and Algorithm
This guide helps healthcare professionals assess and appropriately manage a patient's cancer-related dyspnea. The guide is also available in a condensed pocket guide format and 2-page algorithm.
Also available is a combined pocket guide including guides for delirium, dyspnea, nausea and vomiting, pain, loss of appetite, bowel care and oral care.
While the information contained in the Guide-to-Practice and Pocket Guide (“Guide”) was considered to be accurate at the date of its publication, changes in available evidence after the time of publication may affect the accuracy of the information in the Guide. We suggest the Guide be used for educational and information purposes only.
This guide is for people who have shortness of breath before, during or after cancer treatment. It can be used by patients, family, friends or caregivers. It does not replace advice from your healthcare team.
This patient guide is available in 6 languages.