Navigating Lung Cancer Navigating Lung Cancer - Page 15

Complications Symptoms of lung cancer can affect the entire body. Other common symptoms include: • • • • • • • collapsed lung chest pain coughing up blood unexplained weight loss blocked airways repeated lung infections fluid buildup around the lungs or heart Many symptoms may cause fatigue and discomfort. Your doctor can help you manage problems that may arise. When to See Your Doctor If you are at increased risk for lung cancer, ask your doctor about screening with a low dose chest CT Scan. Your doctor can help you weigh the risks and benefits. Chest CT scans don’t find all lung cancers. Sometimes they raise false alarms. If screening shows something suspicious, your doctor may to repeat the scan right away or in several months. This will show if abnormalities have disappeared or changed. 13