Lung Cancer Symptoms: What You Should Know

Lung cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stages. When signs of the disease start to appear, they can include:

These problems usually happen because of blocked breathing passages or because the cancer has spread farther into the lung, nearby areas, or other parts of the body.

Call Your Doctor If:

You get any symptoms listed that suggest lung disease, like those listed above, especially an ongoing cough, blood-streaked mucus, wheezing, hoarseness, or a lung infection that keeps coming back. You’ll get a thorough checkup, and you may also get X-rays or other tests.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD on November 09, 2019



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