Lung Cancer Symptoms
Due to its
aggressive characteristic, small cell lung cancer is rarely
asymptomatic; it is often associated with a variety of symptoms. Small cell lung cancer tends to cause
atigue and anorexia. With times, however, other symptoms can emerge, which vary depending
on tissue affected.
Symptoms due to primary
shortness of breath
Coughing up of blood or
of blood-stained sputum (hemoptysis).
When the cancer has reached surrounding organs/tissues,
it can provoke:
wheezing, due to
compression of the trachea and
superior vena cava
harsh, raspy, or
strained voice (hoarseness)
(dysphagia), due to compression of esophagus.
Symptoms associated with distant metastases can
dysfunction, due to brain metastasis, spinal cord compression
bone pain, due to bone
quadrant pain, due to liver metastasis.
Small Cell Lung Cancer Risk
Small Cell Lung Cancer Complications