Lung cancer not only affects this organ, it ends up affecting the entire body
Although lung cancer does not usually show symptoms except when it is already at a very advanced stage, there are patients who identify certain conditions that allow to detect it on time.
According to cancer.org, these are some of the indicators that could be identified as symptoms of lung cancer.
- Cough that gets worse and does not go away
- Difficulty breathing
- Coughing up blood, phlegm or saliva
- Chronic tiredness
- Chest pain which worsens when laughing, coughing or breathing deeply
- Loss of appetite (and, consequently, weight loss)
- Recurrent respiratory infections, pneumonia or bronchitis.
This does not mean that presenting one or more of these symptoms is synonymous with lung cancer. But it is important visit a specialist doctor in order to rule out the possibility of this or another disease.
Lung cancer, in advanced stages, can spread to other parts of the body and cause other more complicated symptoms, such as nervous system disorder, which includes loss of balance, numbness and seizures.
Too may affect the liver, and the patient would show symptoms of jaundice (yellowish eyes), also adopting this coloration on the skin.
Appears also protuberances in parts of the body, such as the neck or clavicle, because the lymph nodes or skin are being attacked by cancer, causing the cells of the immune system to accumulate.
Lung cancer is a very delicate and risky disease, so do not neglect against symptoms such as these, and Try to attack it in time with the treatments that your specialist doctor recommends.
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