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Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Signs & Symptoms
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  • A cough that does not go away.
  • Chest pain, often aggravated by deep breathing.
  • Hoarseness.
  • Weight loss and loss of appetite.
  • Bloody or rust–colored sputum (spit or phlegm).
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Fever without a known reason.
  • Recurring infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia.
  • New onset of wheezing.

When lung cancer spreads to distant organs, it may cause:
  • Bone pain.
  • Neurologic changes (such as weakness or numbness of a limb, dizziness).
  • Jaundice (yellow coloring of the skin and eyes).
  • Masses near the surface of the body, due to cancer spreading to the skin or to lymph nodes (collection of immune system cells) in the neck or above the collarbone.
If you have any of these problems, see a doctor right away. These symptoms may be the first warning of a lung cancer.

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