Symptoms of Lung Cancer
- Persistent and worsening cough
- Hoarseness or any change in voice quality
- Coughing up blood
- Shortness of breath
- Frequent pneumonia or bronchitis
- Chest pain
- Swelling of the neck and face
- Appetite loss
- Weight loss
- New back or bone pain
- New inability to control the bladder or bowel
- Seizure activity, specific weakness, or numbness
- Unexplained clotting problems resulting in heart attack or stroke
- Abnormal clotting
- Clubbing of the fingers
- Increase in blood calcium or decrease in blood sodium
- Increase in bone density at the ends of the wrist (hypertrophic osteopathy)
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- Reviewer: Igor Puzanov, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -
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