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Lung Cancer (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care for Lung Cancer

See a health-care provider as soon as possible if any of the following develop:

  • Any symptom of lung cancer
  • New cough or change in an existing cough
  • Hemoptysis (flecks of blood in the sputum when coughing)
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Unexplained persistent fatigue
  • Unexplained deep aches or pains

Go immediately to the nearest hospital emergency department if any of the following occur:

  • Coughing up a large amount of blood
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Sudden weakness
  • Sudden vision problems
  • Persistent chest pain
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/10/2015

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