End-of-life care

Hierarchical approach to managing dyspnoea in advanced lung cancer: ASCO guideline

For patients with advanced cancer-associated dyspnoea, a hierarchical approach beginning with an assessment and non-pharmacologic interventions before moving on to pharmacologic options is recommended, according to a new guideline from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). “[Dyspnoea] is one of the most common and distressing symptoms affecting patients with advanced cancer,” wrote guideline authors ...

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