Cancer symptoms: The warning signs a tumour has developed in the lungs – full list

Cancer symptoms: The warning signs a tumour has developed in the lungs – full list

The charity Macmillan Cancer Support stated: “One in two people born after 1960 in the UK will be diagnosed with some sort of cancer during their lifetime.” Here is the full list of lung cancer symptoms. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation noted that you don’t have to be a smoker to develop a tumour in the lung. One of the most common signs of lung cancer is a “persistent cough that lasts three weeks or more”.

The national health body also noted less common signs of lung cancer, such as “difficulty swallowing” or “pain when swallowing”.

Other indications of lung cancer may include “wheezing”, or “swelling of your face or neck”.

Cancer Research UK added “pain and swelling in the joints” – otherwise called “hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy (HPOA)” – could be a sign of lung cancer.

The charity explained: “It is rare, but some types of lung cancer cells produce hormones that go into the bloodstream.

Cancer Research UK explained: “The symptoms of Horner’s syndrome are caused by the tumour pressing on or damaging a nerve that runs up from the neck to that side of the face.”

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) warned that if a tumour has spread outside of the lungs, the first symptoms might include:

  • Back pain
  • Bone pain or fracture
  • Nerve or brain damage – this might affect walking, talking, behaviour or memory
  • Confusion
  • Jaundice – when your skin or eyes become yellow

If you’re concerned you have symptoms of lung cancer, write down your experiences, and speak to your GP to start investigating.

It may not be cancer, but it’s better to get your health checked out if you’re concerned.

Published at Sat, 24 Apr 2021 13:36:31 +0000