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What are some of the first symptoms of lung cancer?
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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
6 doctors agree
In brief: Can be many
Typical symptoms of lung cancer can be unintentional weight loss, coughing up blood, chest pain, night sweats, and some fevers and even pneumonia.
But, usually, when you get these symptoms, the cancer is quite advanced. That's the problem with lung cancer: usually, it starts so small that you don't have symptoms. Then, when you do have symptoms, it is frequently too late.

In brief: Can be many
Typical symptoms of lung cancer can be unintentional weight loss, coughing up blood, chest pain, night sweats, and some fevers and even pneumonia.
But, usually, when you get these symptoms, the cancer is quite advanced. That's the problem with lung cancer: usually, it starts so small that you don't have symptoms. Then, when you do have symptoms, it is frequently too late.
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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Dr. Gene Wong
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gene Wong
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree
In brief: Often none
Unfortunately, lung cancer is often asymptomatic, resulting in late stage diagnosis.
The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy.

In brief: Often none
Unfortunately, lung cancer is often asymptomatic, resulting in late stage diagnosis.
The following link may assist you in the possible symptoms: http://goo.Gl/vvhhy.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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