Symptoms of tracheal and bronchial tumors include:
- Coughing up blood
- Difficult or labored breathing
- Stridor, a high-pitched musical sound that occurs as breath is drawn in, caused by a blockage in the throat or larynx (voice box)
Patients with more advanced disease may experience difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) and hoarseness, which usually indicates that the cancer has spread beyond the trachea.