Symptoms of Lung Cancer

The symptoms of lung cancer may include:

  • a cough or hoarse voice for 3 weeks or more

  • a change in a cough you have had for a long time

  • a chest infection that does not get better, or repeated chest infections

  • feeling breathless and wheezy for no reason

  • coughing up blood

  • chest or shoulder pain that does not get better.

Other possible symptoms are:

  • losing weight for no obvious reason
  • feeling extremely tired (fatigue).

If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to have them checked by your GP. Some of these symptoms can be caused by other lung conditions or by smoking.

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