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When should you call a doctor about symptoms of small-cell lung cancer?

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Consult a doctor if you have any of these symptoms, which could have many possible causes:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Coughing up blood
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Voice change
  • New cough or change in the consistency of a cough
  • Unexplained persistent fatigue
  • Unexplained deep aches or pains

From: Small-Cell Lung Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society.

American College of Chest Physicians.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 16, 2017

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