Social Considerations of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome
Superior vena cava syndrome is serious and the symptoms can be upsetting to the patient and family. It is important that patients and family members receive information about the causes of superior vena cava syndrome and how to treat it. This can help relieve anxiety over symptoms such as swelling, trouble swallowing, coughing, and hoarseness.
When a patient has chosen not to receive aggressive treatment because of terminal cancer, palliative treatment can help keep the patient comfortable by relieving symptoms. Patients and family members can be taught how to provide palliative care to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life.
Common symptoms of superior vena cava syndrome include breathing problems and coughing.read more
Superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS) is usually caused by cancer. In adults, SVCS most commonly occurs with lung cancer or non-hodgkin lymphoma.read more