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If the tumor extends to the certain nerves, Horner syndrome may develop on one side of the face. Horner syndrome is characterized by a drooping eyelid, absence of sweating on the affected side of the face, and narrowing of the pupil.

In up to 25% of people with a Pancoast tumor, compression of the spinal cord and paralysis of the lower half of the body develop when the tumor extends into the opening between two vertebrae.

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