1Silent signs of lung cancer you need to be aware of
Lung cancer is the leading reason for cancer deaths worldwide among men and women. Smoking actively is one of the most common causes of lung cancer. But it does not leave passive smokers, that is, people who are exposed to it by being near a smoker, in the clear.
The general prognosis of lung cancer is poor since the signs and symptoms are not noticed until it reaches an advanced stage. This is why you should watch out for the signals early on and act as fast as possible.
There are two types of lung cancer – small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the former being the more common of the two.
What triggers cancer in the lungs?
1. Smoking actively
2. Passive smoking – Being around people who smoke
3. Exposure to asbestos
4. Previously diagnosed lung condition such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
5. Living in an area with heavy air pollution for many years
6. Hereditary factors
How do I know if I have lung cancer?
Shortness of breath and coughing fits are major signs of having developed lung cancer, UNLESS you have previously diagnosed conditions like asthma, bronchitis, pollen allergies, tuberculosis, a chest infection and so on.
If your cough is deeper and hoarse-sounding or you’re coughing up unusually large amounts of mucus or you notice a change in your voice, then check for these 14 symptoms of lung cancer noted below.