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Friday, June 17, 2016

Lung Cancer is the #1 Cause of Cancer Deaths -- Don't Ignore These 6 Symptoms

Every year, more people die of lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined, according to The American Cancer Society. About 158,080 people die every year from lung cancer. Early detection will increase chances of surviving from lung cancer. But many people mistake symptoms for other problems, such as an infection or long-term effects from smoking.

6 warning signs of lung cancer you should NOT ignore

Chest pain: Chest pain can be a sign of a heart attack, but it can also indicate lung cancer. Pain caused by lung cancer occurs in the area where the tumor is, which can be anywhere in the chest area.
Chronic cough: Coughing can be caused by colds and allergies, but a persistent cough that won't go away can be a sign of lung cancer.
Coughing up blood: This is never a good sign. It may not be cancer, but why take a chance? Get it checked out immediately.
Sore throat and difficulty swallowing: If these symptoms persist for several weeks, it could be a common sign of throat or stomach cancer and could also be an early sign of lung cancer.
Breathing difficulties: Trouble breathing when you're sitting or lying down can be a sign of lung cancer. Shortness of breath can also be a sign that a tumor is blocking the windpipe.
Asthma: People diagnosed with asthma should be screened for lung cancer. It doesn't mean that you will get lung cancer if you have asthma; it just means you want to be sure there is no tumor blocking your breathing.

See your doctor immediately if you have any of these lung cancer symptoms.

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