Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death in the U.S. Smoker or non-smoker, everyone is at risk and that’s why you should pay attention to the signs your body is showing you.
Here are the 5 early warning signs that lung cancer is growing in your body:
1. Rough voice
If you notice your voice becoming deeper and rougher, and if these changes last more than 2 weeks, check it with your doctor. Lung cancer can press on the nerve that controls the larynx.
2. Constant coughing
A common cough can last up to 2 weeks. If you’re still coughing for more than 1 month, check it with your doctor.
3. Unexplained weight loss
A sudden weight loss might be a sign of a serious problem and indicate lung cancer.
4. Abnormal breathing
Experiencing difficulties when breathing or having shortness of breath can indicate a serious problem. People with allergies suffer from being out of breath, but if you don’t have any allergies or a cold, visit a doctor.
5. Back Pain
Deep pain in the joints and bones that worsens when you sleep, can be an indicator of lung cancer. Check it out with your doctor.