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Treatments may include:
- Radiation therapy for a tumor that is blocking the airway.
- Placement of an expandable stent (tube) to close a fistula caused by esophageal cancer.
- Draining the fluid of a pleural effusion.
- Corticosteroids for lymphangitic carcinomatosis.
Medicines may include:
- Medicines to suppress the cough, including opioids.
- Medicine that breaks down mucus.
- An inhaled drug for chronic coughing related to lung cancer.