Navigating Lung Cancer Navigating Lung Cancer - Page 15
Symptoms of lung cancer can affect the entire body. Other common
coughing up blood
unexplained weight loss
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.