When Lung cancer start to appear, they can include:
- Chronic, hacking, raspy coughing, sometimes with mucus that has blood in it
- Changes in a cough that you’ve had for a long time
- Respiratory infections that keep coming back, including bronchitis or pneumonia
- Shortness of breath that gets worse
- Lasting chest pain
- Swelling of the neck and face
- Pain and weakness in the shoulder, arm, or hand
- Fatigue, weakness, loss of weight and appetite, fever that comes and goes, severe headaches, and body pain
- Trouble swallowing
- These problems usually happen because of blocked breathing passages or because the cancer has spread farther into the lung, nearby areas, or other parts of the body.
Call Your Doctor If:
You get any symptoms listed that suggest lung disease, like those listed above, especially an ongoing cough, blood-streaked mucus, wheezing, hoarseness, or a lung infection that keeps coming back. You’ll get a thorough checkup, and you may also get X-rays or other tests.