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Lung Cancer

Symptoms and Signs of Lung Cancer

As with many conditions, the symptoms and signs of lung cancer are the same as other diseases affecting the lungs. Medical diagnosis determines what causes the patient’s symptoms and helps determine the best treatment plan.
In the beginning, patients may not experience lung cancer symptoms until the tumor begins to grow. Early detection is the key to successfully treating the condition. If you experience any of the following symptoms and signs of lung cancer, seek diagnosis at Florida Hospital:
  • Coughing (most common symptom of lung cancer)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Recurring infections in the lungs
  • Sputum that appears bloody or rust-colored
  • Hoarseness
  • Swelling of the neck or face due to a tumor
  • Pain and weakness in the shoulder, arm or hand due to a tumor
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of appetite and loss of weight
  • Headache
  • Pain in parts of the body not affected by cancer
  • Bone fractures
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome (symptoms caused by substances made in cancer cells)

Locations for Lung Cancer