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Do you have lung cancer symptoms?

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Many people with lung cancer don't have symptoms until the disease is in its later stages. Because there are very few nerve endings in the lungs, a tumor could grow without causing pain or discomfort. The most common symptoms are:

Some symptoms of lung cancer may not seem related to the lungs or breathing. Some of these symptoms may include:

  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headaches
  • Bone pain or fractures
  • Blood clots

See your doctor right away if you notice any of these symptoms and be persistent with your doctor. You know your body best and being persistent could save your life.


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