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Understanding Lung Cancer -- Symptoms

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What Are the Symptoms of Lung Cancer?

In its early stages, lung cancer normally has no symptoms. When symptoms start to appear, they are usually caused by blocked breathing passages or the spread of cancer further into the lung, surrounding structures, other parts of the body.

Lung cancer symptoms may include:

Call Your Doctor If:

You develop any symptoms that suggest lung disease, especially chronic cough, blood-streaked mucus, wheezing, hoarseness, or recurrent lung infection. You should have your lungs thoroughly examined and have standard X-rays or other tests performed.

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Reviewed by Sujana Movva, MD on March 15, 2015
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