He added: “In this case, a number of incorrect patterns were identified sequentially (plantar fasciitis, gout, stress fracture), delaying a correct diagnosis.”
Although this was a “relatively rare phenomenon of acrometastasis of primary lung cancer to the foot as a presenting concern,” it goes to show that this little known symptom should not be ignored.
What are the most common symptoms of lung cancer?
There are usually no early signs of lung cancer in its early stages, as it progresses the following common symptoms can emerge:
- A cough that persists after two to three weeks, or one that keeps getting worse
- Repeated chest infections