Thoracic (lung) cancer usually develops and spreads for years without causing symptoms, making it difficult to detect at an early stage. 

Lung cancer symptoms include:

  • Persistent cough
  • Hoarseness or wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sputum (spit or phlegm) streaked with blood
  • Recurring bronchitis or pneumonia
  • Weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Chest pain

If you have these symptoms or a test result that suggests cancer, your doctor may order diagnostic tests or procedures for lung cancer. The Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at Bridgeport Hospital provides a range of highly advanced thoracic cancers detection services including: