9 Uncommon Signs of Lung Cancer You Need to Know About

Unintentional weight loss

 

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Losing ten or more pounds within three months without trying can signal many types of cancer, including lung cancer, says Carsten Schroeder, MD, thoracic surgeon at the Georgia Cancer Center.

A loss of appetite can trigger the weight loss, or a tumor may disrupt the body’s metabolism.

 

Hoarseness

 

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There are many reasons you could experience a hoarse throat, ranging from an infection to enthusiastic cheering at a football game.

“But if it doesn’t go away after a week or two, it should be looked at by an ear, nose, and throat doctor,” says Dr. Schroeder.

 

 

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