No matter, you are smoker or non-smoker, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., and knowing the early signs of this illness may eliminate an important risk.
-If you notice any of these 5 common early signs of lung cancer, you should consult your doctor immediately.
-A common cold coughing last for about 1-2 weeks, but if you experience constant coughing for about 1 month, you should definitely visit your doctor for a checkup.
-If you notice any changes in your voice, such as roughness or deepening, and if these changes last longer than 2 weeks, let your doctor know about these symptoms. Lung cancer may start pressing on the nerve that controls the larynx.
-Having shortness of breath or experiencing difficulties when breathing after a physical activity can indicate to serious problem. Being out of breath is also common in people with allergies, but if you haven’t had a recent cold or known allergy, you must go visit your doctor as soon as possible.
Unexplained weight loss
-Although weight loss is what you want, but if it is sudden, it might be a sign of a serious problem. Sometimes, unexpected weight loss can indicate a lung cancer.
-If you experience deep pain in your bones and joints, and if this pain worsens when sleeping overnight, it might be a sign of lung cancer. Although this is a lesser known sign of lung cancer, it is recommendable to check it out with your doctor.