Lung Cancer: Symptoms
Lung cancer symptoms are similar, no matter what type of lung cancer a patient has. Early disease produces few or no symptoms. Patients generally experience the following only once the tumor has grown sufficiently.
- A new, nagging cough
- Changes in a chronic cough
- Coughing up blood, even small amounts
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Bone pain
- A tumor that presses on large blood vessels in the middle of the chest can cause swelling of the neck and face
- A tumor that presses on certain nerves at the top of the lungs can cause pain and weakness in the shoulder, arm, or hand.