What are common symptoms of advanced lung cancer

By | January 4, 2012

Common symptoms for patients with advanced lung cancer is different and has some physical differences, advanced lung cancer when the disease more serious, the need for timely symptomatic treatment.
Locally advanced lung cancer symptoms: chest is a very complex space, three-quarters of lung surface area surrounded by the chest wall, which is a thin layer of membrane (parietal pleura), fat, muscle, ribs, and skin composition in different proportions The. Any part of the tumor invasion and above will cause pain. So most have occurred within the regional spread of breast cancer patients had symptoms of chest pain.
1 Common symptoms of advanced lung cancer, a hoarse voice is the most common symptoms in patients with advanced lung cancer. Control function of the left recurrent laryngeal nerve pronounced downward from the neck to the chest, the heart of the great vessels to bypass the line back up to the throat, which dominated the left side of the vocal organs. Therefore, if the left side of the tumor and mediastinal invasion, the recurrent laryngeal nerve oppression, hoarseness it had, but no sore throat and other symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection.
2, common symptoms of advanced lung cancer, shortness of breath, pleural effusion. Regional spread of advanced lung cancer occurred almost all patients with varying degrees of shortness of breath. Produced by the normal lung and cardiac tissue fluid from the thoracic lymph nodes back to the liquid center. If these lymph nodes are tumor obstruction, the tissue fluid to accumulate in the pericardium to form the accumulation of pericardial effusion or pleural effusion in the pleural cavity formation. In both cases can lead to shortness of breath.
Common symptoms of advanced lung cancer 3, face, neck edema. In the mediastinum on the right side superior vena cava, it will come from the upper limbs and head and neck venous transferred back to the heart. If the mediastinal tumor invasion and oppression of the right superior vena cava, the original will return to poor jugular vein engorgement due to the last will result in the face and neck edema, which need to be timely diagnosis and treatment.
Advanced lung cancer, there may be the transfer of various organs, can cause the corresponding symptoms, often bring great pain to the patient, and even life-threatening.
(1) bone metastases: about 50% of lung cancer patient will eventually be multiple sites of bone metastases. Early bone metastases usually without any symptoms, bone scintigraphy can be found to have lesions in the bones. Symptoms of bone metastasis and tumor metastasis sites, related to the number, such as chest pain caused by lung cancer metastasis ribs, more performance for the limited parts of the chest wall, with clear tender point pain.
(2) liver: The liver is also common sites of metastases of lung cancer, about 28-33% of liver metastases of lung cancer occurred. Liver cancer cells of primary lung cancer after shedding the blood circulation through the liver and invasive plant growth in the liver, liver metastases may be single or multiple nodular metastasis. The most common symptoms of liver pain, for the continuity of Zhang Tong, also may be associated with loss of appetite, indigestion and other manifestations of liver dysfunction.
(3) brain metastases: lung cancer patient because there was no headache, vomiting, visual disturbances, and personality, temperament changes may be caused by lung cancer to the brain or nerve damage caused by intracranial hypertension. Common in small cell lung cancer, adenocarcinoma type.
(4) other parts of the transfer: the transfer of several common cancer sites than the above, the less common sites of metastases of skin, subcutaneous tissue, muscle, abdominal cavity, heart and other parts of the transfer, the symptoms often associated with metastatic sites Xiangguan. Such as transfer to the heart, there may be chest tightness, heart palpitations or shortness of breath, syncope, arrhythmia and other symptoms.

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