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Symptoms of Lung cancer

Symptoms of Lung cancer: Introduction

Symptoms of lung cancer can be similar to other conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis and asthma. Symptoms can also vary between individuals with lung cancer.

Unfortunately, lung cancer often produces no symptoms in its earliest stages, when it is more treatable. Symptoms may not occur for a decade or more after lung cancer has begun growing. When symptoms do occur, they often indicate that the lung cancer has progressed to the more advanced, least curable stages.

Symptoms of lung cancer can include an ongoing "smoker's cough" a cough that gets more severe over time, chest pain, hoarseness, fatigue, coughing up blood, weight loss, and difficulties with breathing. This can include wheezing and shortness of breath and frequent bouts of pneumonia and bronchitis....more about Lung cancer »

Symptoms of Lung cancer

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Lung cancer includes the 38 symptoms listed below:

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Lung cancer: Symptom Checkers

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Lung cancer: Symptom Assessment Questionnaires

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Lung cancer: Complications

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Diagnostic Testing

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Lung cancer: Medical Mistakes

Lung cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Lung cancer?

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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Lung cancer:

Lung Cancer: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Early detection remains the key to successful therapy. If you have a history of chronic coughing, coughing up blood, chest pain or fever you should have an evaluation by your physician as soon as possible. (Source: excerpt from Lung Cancer: NWHIC)

What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer: NCI (Excerpt)

Common signs and symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time

  • Constant chest pain

  • Coughing up blood

  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness

  • Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis

  • Swelling of the neck and face

  • Loss of appetite or weight loss

  • Fatigue

(Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer: NCI)

Lung cancer as a symptom:

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Lung cancer. This signs and symptoms information for Lung cancer has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Lung cancer signs or Lung cancer symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Lung cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Lung cancer symptoms.


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