People with lung cancer may experience a number of more or less common symptoms that may alert them to go to a doctor. However, certain of these may be like those of a benign illness, which may lead to a delay in diagnosis.
- Persistent cough
- Constant chest pain when breathing or coughing
- Coughing up blood or a rust-coloured sputum
- Wheezing or noise while breathing
- Hoarseness and changes to the voice
- Fatigue, loss of appetite or weight loss
- Bone pain
Ask your doctor about any symptom that you may experience to allow them to perform an examination and necessary tests.