Lung Cancer Symptoms

Most people with lung cancer aren’t diagnosed until the disease has spread. That’s because, in most cases, lung cancer cells grow without giving any warning signs or symptoms. About 7-10 percent of all people with lung cancer don’t have any symptoms, and the doctor accidentally discovers it during an office visit for some other reason. People who have been exposed to asbestos should see a doctor to be tested for lung cancer because asbestos exposure can cause lung cancer.

If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos at work, or are suffering from lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, contact our Florida asbestos exposure lawyers right away because you may be entitled to substantial compensation.  We represent every asbestos exposure lawsuit client on a contingent fee basis, meaning there are absolutely no legal fees or costs unless you recover money.
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Not every lung cancer a patient has the same symptoms

Another reason why lung cancer is not diagnosed until it has spread is because people don’t recognize the symptoms, so they don’t go to the doctor for treatment until the cancer is very far along.

The kind of symptoms a person has depends on certain conditions. The first condition is where the tumor is located. If it is in the central part of the lung, the person will probably have a cough that won’t go away and shortness of breath. They also may cough up blood and have one of their lungs collapse.

If the tumor is on the outer area of the lung, the person will experience coughing and shortness of breath. In addition, the cancer may cause a buildup of fluid between the membrane that covers the lung and the chest wall. This buildup makes it difficult for the lung to move the way it should, so the person will experience severe chest pain. 

Where the disease has spread will also affect the kind of symptoms a person has

If the lung cancer has spread to tissue around the tumor, or to tissues or organs in the same general area as the tumor, the person will experience:

  • Loss of feeling in the voice box because the nerve that controls it is paralyzed
  • Hoarseness
  • Having one side of the face become flushed, and the pupil in the eye on that side of the face will get very narrow and the eyelid will droop
  • Difficulty swallowing

Contact a Florida Asbestos Exposure Lawyer

If you or someone you love has developed lung cancer because you were exposed to asbestos, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to collect compensation.  Our Florida asbestos attorneys are experienced in asbestos exposure litigation, and can help get injured workers and their families the compensation they deserve.  Contact us today for a free consultation with a Florida asbestos exposure lawyer.

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