Your Lungs

The Signs and Symptoms
of Lung Cancer

 

Although lung cancer does not show signs or symptoms in its early stages, according to The National Institutes of Health (NIH) be aware of the following:

  • A cough that doesn’t go away and gets worse over time.
  • Constant chest pain.
  • Bone pain.
  • Headache.
  • 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.

Some of these symptoms mimic other diseases. If you’re not feeling better in 1 to 2 weeks, call your health professional for a doc-chec. Don’t wait. Treatment is much more successful when a problem is caught early.

 



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Resources:  NIH and Cancercare