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    Lung Cancer - When To Call a Doctor

    Call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you:

    Call your doctor immediately if you have:

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    Lung Cancer Symptoms: What You Should Know

    Lung cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages. When they start to appear, they can include: Chronic, hacking, raspy coughing, sometimes with mucus that has blood in it Respiratory infections that keep coming back, including bronchitis or pneumonia Shortness of breath that gets worse, wheezing, lasting chest pain Hoarseness Swelling of the neck and face Pain and weakness in the shoulder, arm, or hand Fatigue, weakness, loss of weight and appetite, fever that...

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    • Labored, shallow, rapid breathing with shortness of breath or wheezing, even when you are resting.
    • Swelling of your neck and face.

    Call your doctor to find out when an evaluation is needed if you:

    • Have new chest pain (more than just discomfort when you cough) that lasts a long time and gets worse when you breathe deeply.
    • Develop symptoms of pneumonia, such as shortness of breath, cough, and fever.
    • Have a cough that produces a small amount of bloody (bright red or rust-colored) mucus.
    • Frequently cough up yellow or green mucus from your lungs (not postnasal drainage) for longer than 2 days.
    • Vomit frequently from coughing.
    • Have a cough that lasts longer than 4 weeks.
    • Breathe normally when you are at rest but are very short of breath after any physical exercise.
    • Have increasing fatigue for no apparent reason.
    • Have unexplained weight loss.

    Who to see

    Health professionals who can evaluate your symptoms and your risk for lung cancer include:

    Health professionals who can evaluate and treat your lung cancer include:

    To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.

    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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