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Symptoms of lung cancer

Sputum cytology demonstrating the cancer cells.
Sputum cytology demonstrating the cancer cells.

Early lung cancer may not cause symptoms. For patients with symptoms of lung cancer may be due to the local development of the tumour in the lung or from the spread of the disease. Local symptoms include a cough that may persist, breathlessness, chest pain, coughing up blood, a hoarse voice, and recurrent infections of the chest.


General symptoms include fatigue, weight loss, burning pain from metastatic spread or symptoms from spread to other organs e.g. headaches from brain metastases.

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