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What are the symptoms of stage I lung cancer?

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You may have early-stage lung cancer and not know it. Or you may notice some common signs, including:

It's important to see your doctor about any symptoms. Your chances of beating lung cancer are directly tied to how early you catch it.

  • A new cough or a cough that gets worse
  • Coughing up blood or blood-stained mucus
  • Pain in your rib, shoulder, or chest
  • Hoarse voice
  • Weight loss or tiredness
  • Infections like pneumonia or bronchitis that don't get better or come back

From: Stage I (Early-Stage) Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.”

Suresh, S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University.

American Cancer Society: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Rates,” “Cancer Staging,” “What Is Small Cell Lung Cancer?” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms.”

National Health Service (UK): “Diagnosis: Lung Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer Diagnosis,” “Lung Cancer.”

Methods in Molecular Biology : “Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Prognosis: Quantity and Quality of Life.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Lung Cancer.”

UpToDate: “Screening for lung cancer,” “Overview of the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and staging of patients with suspected lung cancer.”

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SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute: “NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms.”

Suresh, S. Ramalingam, MD, deputy director, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University.

American Cancer Society: “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer,” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Survival Rates,” “Cancer Staging,” “What Is Small Cell Lung Cancer?” “Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Signs and Symptoms.”

National Health Service (UK): “Diagnosis: Lung Cancer.”

Mayo Clinic: “Lung Cancer Diagnosis,” “Lung Cancer.”

Methods in Molecular Biology : “Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Prognosis: Quantity and Quality of Life.”

Cedars-Sinai: “Lung Cancer.”

UpToDate: “Screening for lung cancer,” “Overview of the initial evaluation, diagnosis, and staging of patients with suspected lung cancer.”

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