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What causes the early symptoms of lung cancer?

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Early symptoms of lung cancer develops because of blocked breathing passages or because the cancer has spread further into the lung, nearby areas, or other parts of the body.

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

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

Mayo Clinic: "Lung Cancer."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 09, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Cancer Institute. 

National Institutes of Health. 

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

Mayo Clinic: "Lung Cancer."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 09, 2017

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