Lung Cancer Symptoms

The symptoms of lung cancer may include any of the following:-

  • a continuing cough, or change in a long-standing cough
  • a chest infection that does not get better
  • increasing breathlessness
  • coughing up blood-stained phlegm (sputum)
  • a hoarse voice
  • a dull ache, or a sharp pain, when you cough or take a deep breath
  • loss of appetite and loss of weight
  • difficulty swallowing
  • excessive tiredness (fatigue) and lethargy.

These symptoms can also be caused by some other illness, rather than by lung cancer. If you have these symptoms, see your doctor. This is particularly important if you smoke or have been exposed to asbestos in the past.