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Lung cancer overview

Lung cancer and smoking often, but not always, go hand in hand. There usually are no signs or early symptoms of lung cancer. As lung cancer stages advance, lung cancer symptoms may include coughing, weight loss, shortness of breath and bloody sputum. Treatment for lung cancer depends on the stage of the disease and includes surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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A drug that can help cancer patients live longer is to be made available to some people in England who have lung cancer after the manufacturer agreed to cut its price.

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Lung cancer symptoms

Lung cancer does not usually causes any symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Once warning signs become apparent, the cancer may have progressed.



In 2012, the NHS launched a series of adverts to raise awareness of lung cancer symptoms, such as a persistent cough: "If you've been coughing for 3 weeks or more, tell your doctor."

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