Management of Dyspnea in Advanced Cancer

Published: February 2021
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  • Key Points
  • Treatment
    • Screening and Assessment
    • Treatment of Underlying Causes
    • Referral to Palliative Care
    • Non-pharmacologic Interventions
    • Pharmacologic Interventions
  • Tables
    • Definitions
    • Supplemental Oxygen Use
  • Exploratory subgroup analyses by risk of recurrence
    • Outpatient Management of Chronic Dyspnea
    • Inpatient Management of Acute Severe Dyspnea
    • Inpatient Management of Patients with Dyspnea in the Last Days of Life
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Founded in 1964, the American Society of Clinical Oncology is the world's leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer.


This pocket guide is derived from recommendations in the American Society of Clinical Oncology Guideline. This resource is a practice tool based on ASCO® practice guidelines and is not intended to substitute for the independent professional judgment of the treating physician. Practice guidelines do not account for individual variation among patients. This pocket guide does not purport to suggest any particular course of medical treatment. Use of the practice guidelines and this resource are voluntary. The practice guidelines and additional information are available at Copyright © 2021 by American Society of Clinical Oncology. All rights reserved.


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