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University Medicine Cluster

Common Conditions:

 

 

Arthritis

High Blood Pressure

Asthma

High Cholesterol

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Lung Cancer

Dermatitis

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Gout

Pneumonia

Malignant Effusion

Doctors Listing

Senior Consultants

  • Prof Lim Tow Keang
  • Dr Khoo Kay Leong


Consultants

  • Dr Amartya Mukhopadhyay
  • Dr Gerald Chua Seng Wee
  • Dr Khoo See Meng
  • Dr Jason Phua
  • Dr Chua Ai Ping 


Associate Consultants

  • Dr Low Seow Ping
  • Dr Felicia Teo

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Definition

Cancers of the lungs or from other parts of the body may cause fluid to fill up the pleural cavity (the cavity around the lungs). In addition to the symptoms of the underlying cancer, patients may have chest discomfort and shortness of breath.

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Treatment and drugs

Drainage of the fluid from the pleural cavity may be required as the first step. Other treatment approaches are available.

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