Back to top 6. If the cough is very difficult to control your doctors may prescribe a codeine-based drug or low-dose morphine or steroids. Back to top 5.
This involves injecting a drug or powder into the drain, then leaving the drain clamped for about one hour before removing it. Back to top 7. There are some risks of these procedures and your oncology team will discuss these with you. People with a DVT are at risk of developing a pulmonary embolism.
Ireland Set your location to see specific secondary breast cancer content relating to Northern Ireland. Treatments can also control pain. It can sometimes be useful for treating secondaries in the lungs. Find out how this resource was developed.
Breast cancer can be divided into different subtypes based on gene expression profiles, and different breast cancer subtypes show preference to distinct organ sites of metastasis. For help and information about accessing a treatment, you can speak to your specialist team. However, people value having it at any stage of their illness, alongside their medical treatment, to help prevent and relieve symptoms such as pain or fatigue. Your care would continue under your usual breast oncologist, but with involvement or advice from the other team.
It aims to slow down and control the growth of the cancer and to relieve symptoms. At the end of the bronchioles are millions of tiny air sacs alveoli. Set region as Wales.
The lymph nodes in the centre of the chest may also be affected. Surgery Although surgery will not cure secondary breast cancer in the lung, occasionally an oncologist may ask the opinion of a specialist lung surgeon. You may also find exercise can help relieve breathlessness. Examples are dexamethasone and prednisolone. Your specialist team can tell you if it may be suitable for you.