1. Home
  2. Services
  3. Cancer Care
  4. Screening and Diagnosis
  5. Lung Cancer Screening
  6. Lung Cancer Symptoms

lung cancer symptoms

Lung cancer typically doesn't cause signs and symptoms in its earliest stages. In approximately 40 percent* of people diagnosed with lung cancer, the diagnosis is made after the disease has advanced. That’s why it’s important to be aware of the signs of lung cancer. Catching it early is your very best chance of survival. For more information on lung cancer screening, call 404.501.LUNG (5864).

Signs of Lung Cancer

Signs and symptoms of lung cancer may include: 

  • A new persistent cough or worsening of an existing cough, especially if you are a smoker
  • Coughing up blood, even a small amount
  • Becoming easily winded or short of breath
  • Pain in the chest area or shoulder
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Hoarseness or raspy voice
  • Weight loss, weakness and fatigue
  • Bone pain
  • Headache

Chest X-rays are not effective in detecting early-stage lung cancer. However, low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans have been shown to detect lung cancer at an early stage and reduce lung cancer mortality. If you have any possible signs of lung cancer, click on the button below to find out if you should be screened.

FIND OUT NOW if you should be screened for lung cancer.

*Source:  National Center for Biotechnology Information

contact us

FIND A DOCTOR online bill pay access my account

Emory Decatur Hospital Cancer Center
2675 North Decatur Rd.
Suite 103
Decatur, GA 30033

Contact Us Online

    404.501.SCHD (7243)

Mobile Directions
in the News
Visit Press Releases