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Symptoms of Lung Cancer
Symptoms result from damage to the lung or other structures that are near the lung in the mediastinum or surrounding tissues. They include:
Symptoms that may affect your whole body include:
These symptoms may also be caused by other, less serious health conditions. If you are experiencing these symptoms, see your doctor.
Rarely, lung cancer may cause apparently unrelated systemic problems. These problems may include:
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Last reviewed September 2013 by Igor Puzanov, MD
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