9 Uncommon Signs of Lung Cancer You Need to Know About
Swollen cheeks and neck
Tumors in the lung can secrete hormones that, in rare cases, cause patients to look as if they’ve taken steroids, Dr. Weiser says.
Signs include weight gain, a fat deposit in the top of the back, and facial swelling that’s sometimes referred to as a “moon face.” “If you are able to remove the tumor, all those symptoms go away,” he says.
When a tumor spreads from the lungs to the brain, patients can experience seizures and speech problems. “Some patients are diagnosed with lung cancer that way,” says Dr. Weiser. “The lung cancer isn’t detected until the neurologic symptoms appear.”