Overcoming Lung Fluid In Patients With Breast Cancer?
Night r nI want to ask my mother with breast cancer who has undergone radiotherapy and chemotherapy surgery r nAnd now my mother is suffering from a left pleural effusion r nHave been discharged twice as much r nWhat I ask how to stop the liquid from coming back again. r nThank you
Pleural effusion is a condition where there is a buildup of fluid between the membranes that separate the lungs and the inner chest wall. Normally, there is indeed fluid between the pleural membranes, which is useful as a lubricating fluid when the lungs move to breathe. But if excessive, this will cause symptoms such as shortness, pain when breathing, coughing, and fever.
The causes of this pleural effusion are conditions such as:
In your mother, this condition can occur due to the spread of breast cancer itself, or obstruction in the lymph node area which is basically a fluid drainage system in the pleura, which then has been disrupted due to breast cancer.
Please discuss with your doctor for further explanation about this and the treatment plan that will be undertaken to prevent this recurrent pleural effusion.
Regular control to the doctor
You can discuss other ways that can be used if possible with your mother's condition, for example: long-term catheter placement or procedures such as pleurodesis /
Eat healthy food, enough nutrition
Get enough rest
Thus, hopefully can help