Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
In up to 25% of people who get lung cancer, there are no apparent symptoms at the time of diagnosis. In others, symptoms can occur from the cancer itself, from the metastatic spread of the cancer beyond its origin in the lung, or from so-called paraneoplastic syndromes that result from the production of hormone-like substances by the lung cancer cells. Common symptoms include
Other symptoms can include
Symptoms of metastatic disease can include
United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Lung Cancer." Oct. 25, 2016. <http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/>.
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- bevacizumab - injection, Avastin
- carboplatin - injection, Paraplatin
- cisplatin - injection, Platinol-AQ
- erlotinib, Tarceva
- etoposide - injection, Toposar, Vepesid
- etoposide - oral, Vepesid
- gefitinib, (Iressa discontinued in the US)
- methotrexate, Rheumatrex, Trexall
- paclitaxel - injection, Onxol, Taxol
- topotecan - injection, Hycamtin
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