Symptomsof lungcancer develop as the condition progresses and t here are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages.
The main symptoms of lung cancer are listed below. If you have any of these, you should see your GP:
Less common symptoms of lung cancer include:
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Lung cancer is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Around 44,500 people are diagnosed with the condition every year in the UK.
Symptoms of lung cancer develop as the condition progresses and there are usually no signs or symptoms in the early stages.
Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking, although people who have never smoked can also develop the condition.
See your GP if you have symptoms of lung cancer, such as breathlessness or a persistent cough.
People with cancer should be cared for by a multidisciplinary team (MDT), a team of specialists who work together to provide the best treatment and care.
Lung cancer can affect your daily life in different ways, depending on what stage it's at and the treatment you're having.
If you smoke, the best way to prevent lung cancer and other serious conditions is to stop smoking as soon as possible.
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