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 and symptoms of lung cancer may include:
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.
*Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information