Lung cancer - non-small cell; NSCLC
Lung cancer is unlikely to produce symptoms until the disease is advanced. When symptoms develop, they may result from the lung tumor itself, from its effects on tissues outside the lung, or from the spread of cancerous cells to other organs.
The first symptoms of lung cancer may include some of the following:
Later-stage symptoms and complications include the following:
Other lung cancers (usually small cell cancer) cause the body to retain water, lowering the blood's sodium levels. This condition, called hyponatremia, can produce confusion, weakness, and even seizures.
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