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Lung cancer: the main warning signs

Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide and is one of the leading causes of mortality among oncological diseases.

Its early diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment and a better patient prognosis. For this reason, it is important to be aware of the symptoms that may indicate the presence of this disease. 

We will analyse the main signs to look out for, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the main symptoms that may indicate the onset of this serious health problem. (source: health.clevelandclinic)

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Lung cancer: the main warning signs
Lung cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer worldwide and is one of the leading causes of mortality among oncological diseases. Its early diagnosis is crucial for effective treatment and a better patient prognosis. For this reason, it is important to be aware of the symptoms that may indicate the presence of this disease. We will analyse the main signs to look out for, in order to provide a comprehensive overview of the main symptoms that may indicate the onset of this serious health problem. (source: health.clevelandclinic)
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Persistent cough
Coughing is one of the most frequent symptoms in lung cancer patients. Coughing may not be related to cancer; seek medical attention in the case of a dry, irritative, bleeding cough or one with large production of phlegm. Coughing could be a warning sign if it does not subside with time and if it is not related to a known condition such as allergies, cold or asthma.
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Chest pain
If chest and arm pains are experienced, it could be a sign of lung cancer; if the pains are incessant, the cancer may already be at an advanced stage
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Fatigue and drowsiness
Excessive tiredness and drowsiness can be a warning sign, but before worrying, it is a good idea to check for other symptoms.
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Bronchitis or pneumonia
Chronic bronchitis or pneumonia may be associated with an increased risk of lung cancer.
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Dyspnea (shortness of breath)
The presence of dyspnoea, or difficulty breathing, may be an indication of lung cancer.
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Weight loss
Weight loss, caused by an absence (or decrease) of hunger and consequent lack of energy, could be a warning sign.
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