Warning Signs of Lung Cancer

By First Posted: Oct 7, 2015 Wed 1:34 PM Updated: Oct 7, 2015 Wed 1:35 PM
Warning Signs of Lung Cancer
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Lung cancer is one of the  leading cancer forms. This disease kills over 1.3 million people each year. But lung cancer, like most cancers, can be fought if detected early. This is true for most cancers. Early detection helps in treating the disease and usually has far better outcomes than if detected at a later stage. So it is impreative that we watch out for any signs of the big C in our family. If you, or anyone in your family, is pre-disposed due to genes or due to excessive smoking, these are the signs to watch out for.

Symptoms and Warning Signs of Lung Cancer

1. Shortness of breath

2. Unexplained weight loss (like most cancers)

3. Persistent cough

4. Hand and finger pain

5. Chest pain

6. Shoulder pain

7. Coughing up blood

8. Male breast development

If you have many of these symptoms, you should immediately get yourself examined by a doctor and seek medical attention and treatment for the underlying cause of these problems, which could be cancer.

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