Signs and symptoms

The symptoms of lung cancer may include:

  • a continuing cough, or change in a cough you have had for a long time
  • becoming breathless and wheezy
  • coughing up phlegm (sputum) with signs of blood in it
  • chest or shoulder pain/ache
  • loss of appetite and weight loss
  • a chest infection that does not get better
  • a hoarse voice
  • a dull ache or sharp pain when you cough or take a deep breath
  • difficulty swallowing
  • feeling extremely tired (fatigue) and lethargic
  • the ends of your fingers becoming larger or looking more rounded (clubbing)
  • swelling of lymph nodes (glands) in the neck area

It is important to be aware that some of the above symptoms can be caused by other medical conditions, however, if you have any of these symptoms for more than three weeks, it is important to have them checked by your GP.

Do not delay visiting your GP. If it is lung cancer, early diagnosis and treatment could save your life.

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