What are the symptoms of lung cancer?
Symptoms and signals of non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer are
Early symptoms are such as:
lingering or worsening cough
coughing up phlegm or blood
shortness of breath
chest pain that worsens when you breathe deeply, laugh, or cough
weakness and fatigue
loss of appetite and weight loss
You might experience recurrent respiratory infections such as pneumonia or
As cancer spreads, extra symptoms depend on where new tumors exist. For instance,
if in the:
lymph nodes: lumps, particularly in the neck or collarbone
bones: bone pain, particularly in the back, ribs, or hips
brain or spine: headache, dizziness, balance issues, or numbness in arms or legs
liver: yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice)
Tumors at the top of the lungs could affect facial nerves, leading to drooping of one
eyelid, small pupil, or lack of perspiration on one side of the face.
Together, these symptoms and signals are named as Horner syndrome. It can also
lead to shoulder pain.
For more information about lung cancer treatment you can make an appointment with
Malaysia leading cancer specialists from beaconhospital.com.my official Beacon
Tumors can press on the large vein that transports blood between the head, arms,
This can cause swelling of the face, neck, upper chest, and arms.
Lung cancer could generate a substance similar to hormones, leading to a huge
variety of symptoms called paraneoplastic syndrome, which consist:
high blood pressure
high blood sugar