The symptoms of lung cancer may include;
- Having a cough most of the time
- A change in a cough you have had for a long time
- Being short of breath
- Coughing up phlegm (sputum) with signs of blood in it
- An ache or pain when breathing or coughing
- Loss of appetite
- Losing weight
- Having a chest infection that doesn't go away with treatment
Other less common symptoms of lung cancer are usually associated with more advanced lung cancer. They include;
- A hoarse voice
- Difficulty swallowing
- Changes in the shape of your fingers and nails called finger clubbing
- Swelling of the face caused by a blockage of a main blood vessel (superior vena cava obstruction)
- Swelling in the neck caused by enlarged lymph nodes
- A constant ache or pain in your chest or shoulder that has lasted some time
- Pain or discomfort under your ribs on your right side (from cancer cells in the liver)
- Shortness of breath caused by fluid around the lungs (called pleural effusion)
Visit www.cancerresearchuk.org for more information.
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