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  • Chemoembolization for Liver Cancer: The Procedure

    Chemoembolization is a way to treat cancer in the liver. It can be used for cancer that starts in the liver. Or it can be used for cancer that has spread (metastasized) to the liver from other parts of the body. Learn more about the procedure.

  • Chest and Lung Problems

    Learn about the common types of chest and lung problems, such as masses, infections, airway diseases, and other diseases.

  • Chronic Lung Disease: Avoiding Irritants and Allergens

    You probably can't avoid all irritants all the time. But you'll most likely breathe better if you stay away from the substances that bother you.

  • Chronic Lung Disease: Controlling Stress

    Stress and anxiety can make breathing harder. When it's hard to breathe, it's natural to get anxious and start to panic. This makes you even more short of breath. This sequence is known as the dyspnea cycle, and it's common among people with COPD. The good news is, you have the power to break the cycle.

  • Chronic Lung Disease: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

    Being underweight can limit your energy. This makes it harder to be active and makes you more likely to get an infection. And being overweight can increase shortness of breath. So you should try to stay at a healthy weight.

  • Chronic Lung Disease: My Travel Checklist

    Chronic lung disease shouldn't stop you from traveling, visiting family and friends, and enjoying yourself—even if you use oxygen. Here are some helpful travel tips.

  • Chronic Lung Disease: Notes for Family and Friends

    Being close to someone with chronic lung disease will likely mean some changes in your life. As your loved one copes with chronic lung disease, you may be asked to be a helper, caregiver, or source of support.

  • Chronic Lung Disease: Starting an Exercise Plan

    When you have chronic lung disease, exercise is an important part of your treatment. Read on for helpful tips to get you started safely.

  • Chronic Lung Disease: Tips for Quitting Smoking

    Smoking is the main cause of COPD. Cigarette smoke damages lung tissue and irritates airways, which makes breathing harder. Smoking also damages cilia in the airways. So, the cilia can't do their job of clearing mucus, dirt, and germs from the lungs.

  • Chronic Lung Disease: Tips for Safe Exercise

    After you have met with your healthcare provider to be assessed and set up an exercise plan, follow these tips for better exercise. You can use these tips at your pulmonary facility or at home.