Symptoms of Lung Mets

Most lung tumors don’t cause symptoms, in part because the lungs have few nerve endings. When lung tumors do cause symptoms, they may vary from person to person but lung metastases symptoms commonly include:

  • A new cough that is persistent or worsens, or a change in an existing chronic cough
  • Cough that produces blood
  • Feeling that you are tired or weak
  • Hoarseness or wheezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Lung infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia that won’t go away
  • Pain in the chest, back or shoulders that worsens during coughing, laughing or deep breathing
  • Shortness of breath that comes on suddenly and occurs during everyday activities
  • Unexpected weight loss


Less common symptoms of lung cancer may include:

  • Changes in the appearance of fingers, called finger clubbing
  • Difficulty swallowing or pain while swallowing
  • Swelling in the face or neck