Symptoms that recur or don't go away.
Do not hesitate to report symptoms that repeat, as well as new or persistent symptoms such as;
- Cough that does not go away
- Back, leg, and chest discomfort
- Headaches caused by coughing up blood
- Abdominal discomfort that does not go away
Visits to follow-up
Lung cancer requires regular follow-up appointments, which should be scheduled with a doctor and scheduled every 3 to 6 months. During follow-up appointments, the doctor or medical team will frequently inquire about how you are doing and whether any side effects or symptoms have returned. A physical exam is performed by the doctor, which involves listening to the lungs and feeling the abdomen for enlargement or tumours.
More screening tests, such as the following, may be performed during follow-up visits:
- A computed tomography (CT)
- positron emission tomography (PET)
- X-rays of the chest
- Blood chemistry testing