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    Lung Cancer - Symptoms

    Symptoms of lung cancer may include:

    • Coughing symptoms, such as:
      • A new cough or a cough that doesn't go away.
      • In smokers who have a chronic cough, a change in how severe their cough is or how much they cough.
      • Coughing up blood or bloody mucus.
    • Chest symptoms, such as:
      • Chest, shoulder, or back pain that doesn't go away and often gets worse with deep breathing.
      • New wheezing.
      • Shortness of breath.
      • Hoarseness.
    • General symptoms, such as:

    When lung cancer spreads, there may be other symptoms. For example, if it spreads to the spine or bones, it may cause pain in the back or other bones or cause weakness in the arms or legs. If it spreads to the brain, it may cause seizures, headaches, or vision changes.

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    When you’re thinking about treatment for lung cancer, it helps to know as much about your disease as you can, especially the type you have. That helps you and your doctor know which therapies are more likely to help. Most people have non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but about 10% to 15% have small-cell lung cancer. Once your doctor knows which type you have, she will recommend treatments based on: Whether the disease has spread in your body The side effects the treatment may cause ...

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    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: November 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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