Symptoms of Lung cancer


General information about symptoms of Lung cancer: The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible symptoms of Lung cancer. This symptom information has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of symptoms of Lung cancer. Furthermore, symptoms of Lung cancer may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of symptoms and whether they are indeed symptoms of Lung cancer.

List of symptoms of Lung cancer: The list of symptoms mentioned in various sources for Lung cancer includes:

Symptoms of Lung cancer: Early detection remains the key to successful therapy. If you have a history of chronic coughing, coughing up blood, chest pain or fever you should have an evaluation by your physician as soon as possible. 1

Common signs and symptoms of lung cancer include:

  • A cough that doesn't go away and gets worse over time

  • Constant chest pain

  • Coughing up blood

  • Shortness of breath, wheezing, or hoarseness

  • Repeated problems with pneumonia or bronchitis

  • Swelling of the neck and face

  • Loss of appetite or weight loss

  • Fatigue


More symptoms of Lung cancer: In addition to the above information, to get a full picture of the possible symptoms of this condition and its related conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by complications of Lung cancer, underlying causes of Lung cancer, associated conditions for Lung cancer, risk factors for Lung cancer, or other related conditions.

Medical articles on symptoms: These general reference articles may be of interest:

1. excerpt from Lung Cancer: NWHIC
2. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Lung Cancer: NCI

Last revision: June 2, 2003

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