Small-Cell Lung Cancer (cont.)
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Small-Cell Lung Cancer Symptoms
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People with small-cell lung cancer typically have had symptoms for a relatively short time (8-12 weeks) before they visit their doctor.
The symptoms can result from local growth of the tumor, spread to nearby areas, distant spread, paraneoplastic syndromes, or a combination thereof.
Symptoms due to local growth of the tumor include the following:
Symptoms due to spread of the cancer to nearby areas include the following:
Symptoms due to distant cancer spread depend on the site of spread and include the following:
Symptoms due to paraneoplastic syndromes include the following:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/25/2014
Michael Perry, MD, FACP
Shehnaz Shaikh, MD
Winston W Tan, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Shreekanth V Karwande, MBBS
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