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I have had a persistent dry cough for 6 weeks. In addition,

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I have had a persistent dry cough for 6 weeks. In addition, I now have extreme fatigue. Are these symptoms of lung cancer?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

These are not specific symptoms for lung cancer.

However, considering the length of time you've had the cough, I would recommend getting a Chest X Ray to rule out any chronic conditions which may be causing the cough.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Well, what is a persistent dry cough and extreme fatigue, symptoms of?
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately those symptoms are nonspecific.

It can be a variety of things such as pneumonia, bronchitis, reactive airway disease, medication side effects or more serious things such as TB and cancer.