Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

Symptoms of lung cancer will usually occur when the condition progresses towards advanced stage. There is usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages, but when they appear, symptoms of lung cancer may include:

  • Difficulty breathing (shortness of breath)
  • A cough that does not go away (more than 2 weeks)
  • Coughing up blood
  • Frequent lung infections (such as pneumonia or bronchitis)
  • Chronic fatigue and weight loss drastically
  • Chest discomfort
  • Loss of appetite
  • Feeling tired

Symptoms of Advanced Stages of Lung Cancer

Advanced stages of lung cancer are often characterized by the spread of the cancer to the other parts of the body. These may include the bones, brain or liver As other parts of the body are affected, new lung cancer symptoms may develop. These include:

  • Bone pain
  • Headaches, dizziness or limbs that become weak or numb
  • Swelling of the face, arms or neck
  • Lumps in the neck or collar bone region
  • Jaundice

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