Lung Cancer - Symptoms

Common symptoms of lung cancer include:

•      A persistent cough sometimes with blood in sputum

•      Respiratory infections that keep coming back, including bronchitis or pneumonia

•      Increasing breathlessness

•      Pain in the chest that may be worsened with deep breathing or coughing

•      Hoarseness (change in the voice/ development of a persistent hoarse voice)

•      Recurrent infection in the lungs

•      Loss of appetite and/ or unexplained weight loss and fatigue

•      A lump or swelling in the neck (which is due to cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes of the neck)

•      Bone pain, or headache or weakness of the arms or legs (which may be due to the lung cancer spreading to other parts of the body, such as the bones or the brain).

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