Q: "I was diagnosed with lung cancer six months ago and underwent surgery as part of my treatment. Since then I find myself getting short of breath very easily. Will this go away with time?"
Answer from John R. Handy, Jr., M.D., co-director of Providence Thoracic Oncology Program and director of Providence Thoracic Surgery Program:
Shortness of breath affects many people following lung cancer surgery and is frustrating when it lingers. The extent to which it goes away varies from person to person, depending on:
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