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Can you please discuss the of the symptoms of lung cancer?

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Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
From nothing: To terminal. Early on, no symptoms. May be identified on x-ray or ct for something independent. Cough hemoptysis- coughing blood pain in apex or chest wall shortness of breath. Progress from tiny, to small stage 1, to local spread to lymph nodes, to spread with distant metastasis stage 4.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Often none: Unfortunately, early lung cancer is often asymptomatic. The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy.

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Can you please lay out the initial symptoms of lung cancer?

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Frequently none: What makes lung cancer so devastating and deadly is that, frequently, there are no symptoms until it is too late and the cancer has already spread. That's why...You shouldn't smoke in the first place or quit smoking if you are smoking. The best way to avoid lung cancer is to not smoke.
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What are some of the first symptoms of lung cancer?

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No until late: Early lung cancers are usually asymptomatic. They are found incidentally. When they grow and spread, then they may cause obstructiion of airway leading to shortness of breath, bleeding, phlegm and pneumonia. If it's spreaded, the it can cause pain in bone or in other organs involved.
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What are some more advanced symptoms of lung cancer?

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There are many: There are many possible symptoms. These include but are not limited to; cough, chest pain, coughing up blood, shortness of breath, weight loss, headaches, bone pain, fevers.
A 49-year-old member asked:

What are the common symptoms of lung cancer?

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Dr. David Greenfield
Thoracic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Often none initially. Symptoms can include chest pain, arm pain or numbness, fatigue, weight loss, coughing, coughing up blood or mucous, shortness of breath, hoarseness.
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What are symptoms for lung cancer?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many symptoms: Lung cancer can present with many symptoms, including shortness of breath, cough, bloody sputum, weight loss, fatigue, or no symptoms at all, especially in the early stages of the cancer.
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Many times patients with early stage disease have no symptoms and the cancer is discover accidentally
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