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Can lung cancer be asymptomatic?

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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Early on lung cancer can be completely asymptomatic.
In fact early tumors may be found incidentally on chest xrays or ct scans.

In brief: Yes

Early on lung cancer can be completely asymptomatic.
In fact early tumors may be found incidentally on chest xrays or ct scans.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unfortunately YES

Unfortunately, early lung cancer is often asymptomatic.
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In brief: Unfortunately YES

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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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lung cancers start off very small and might not be discovered in regards to symptoms untill very large.

In brief: Yes

Lung cancers start off very small and might not be discovered in regards to symptoms untill very large.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Lung caner is most commonly diagnosed as advanced disease (stage iii or iv) because it is often asymptomatic untill late.
New data from the national lung screening trial, suggests that for high risk patients (heavy current or former smokers, age 55-74) lung cancer screening with low dose chest ct may reduce death from lung cancer.

In brief: Yes

Lung caner is most commonly diagnosed as advanced disease (stage iii or iv) because it is often asymptomatic untill late.
New data from the national lung screening trial, suggests that for high risk patients (heavy current or former smokers, age 55-74) lung cancer screening with low dose chest ct may reduce death from lung cancer.
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Michael Sanders
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Unfortunately

That's why most lung cancers are caught so late.
..there are no symptoms until they are large and have already spread.

In brief: Unfortunately

That's why most lung cancers are caught so late.
..there are no symptoms until they are large and have already spread.
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