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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Exp 50 years

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What causes breathlessness in a patient with metastatic breast cancer?

My housemate has metastatic breast cancer which now, is in her liver and bone marrow. She s on oral chemo -one week on, one week off protocol. Last week her off week she was worse that=n the week on (first time like that). This week is chemo week, but the last few days she is very short of breath just walking around the house or even just sitting. What would cause that?
Thu, 13 Aug 2015
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Hello, I really appreciate your concern. Breast cancer is likely to be spread to bones, lungs, liver and brain. Lung metastasis can lead to breathlessness in cancer patient. I advise your housemate to have check up for lung involvement like chest X-ray or if needed CT scan of the lung. Chemotherapy must be continued regularly.
Hope my answer has solved your query. Take Care.
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