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Can a physical signal lung cancer?

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Your doctor may want to investigate further if a routine physical exam shows:

Some lung cancers produce high blood levels of certain hormones or substances, like calcium.

  • Swollen lymph nodes above your collarbone
  • A mass in your abdomen
  • Weak breathing
  • Abnormal sounds in the lungs
  • Dullness when the chest is tapped
  • Your pupils don't look right
  • Weakness or swollen veins in one of your arms
  • Changes in your fingernails

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 05, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

WebMD Medical Reference from the American College of Physicians: “Section 12 VIII Lung Cancer.”

News release, FDA.

American Cancer Society.

American Lung Association. 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 05, 2019

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