Many cancer patients describe a constant, aching and sometimes sharp pain. In some cases, this may be the first symptom to appear. The pain is usually located in the ear and temporal region and occasionally in the jaw. In some reports, patients have described “weak mouth pain attacks” as presented as cluster headaches. It can be worse when a person is lying down or with both hands up.
Researchers have noted that pain, in rare cases, can be a symptom of lung cancer. A 2018 case study describes the experience of a person who went to a dermatologist about swelling around the eyes and a feeling of swelling in the face and neck. Diagnostic tests have shown that the person had small-cell lung cancer (SCLC).
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