Small Cell Lung Cancer Symptoms
non-small cell lung cancer can be asymptomatic during the first months or years. When symptoms finally emerge,
their characteristics depend on the size of the tumor and its localization in the lungs and other organs
(metastatic lung cancer).
In general, a
“non-metastatic” non-small cell lung cancer can cause these symptoms:
cough that does not yield to conventional treatment and lasts for over 3 weeks
- bleeding from mouth ( rare)
or repeated broncho-pulmonary infections
which indicates incomplete obstruction of the airways.
Symptoms of non-small cell
lung cancer that has spread to other sites vary depending on the organ affected:
lung cancer in the bone can cause pain in the spinal cord, ribs and femurs (or thigh bones)
lung cancer in the brain can lead to vision problems, seizures or weakness on one side of the
- Metastatic lung cancer
in the liver and the adrenal glands can cause weight loss, hormonal disorder, or no specific
In addition, certain non
small cell lung cancer can provoke:
increases risk of blood clots
muscle and nerve problems, mostly due to hypercalcemia
High level of calcium in the blood (hypercalcemia).