Lung Cancer Symptoms
Symptoms of lung cancer include: weight loss; weakness; fatigue; chronic cough; blood in sputum; chest pain; respiratory infections; difficulty breathing; etc.
Lung Cancer Misdiagnosed
People who have symptoms of lung cancer should undergo a thorough physical exam. The majority of people with lung cancer are initially misdiagnosed by their doctor who should have run tests such as obtaining a sputum sample, which is sent to the lab to see if it contains bacteria, infectious organisms, or cancer cells.
Lung Cancer Proper Diagnosis
If the doctor can't properly diagnose the lung cancer via the sputum test, he/she should do some more tests including: a chest x-ray to detect any mass in the lungs; a CT scan; an MRI; bronchoscopy; bone scan; needle biopsy; or CT/PET fusion imaging.