What are early signs of lung cancer
Not medical advice: Early signs and symptoms of lung cancer can include a cough that won’t go away, hoarseness, wheezing, shortness of breath that only occurs with activity like walking, repeated pneumonia or bronchitis infections, fatigue, weight loss, decrease in appetite, enlarged lower neck or upper chest lymph nodes, and an aching pain in the arm, chest, back, or shoulder.
Nearly 25% of people exhibit no symptoms of lung cancer before being diagnosed with a chest X-ray performed for an unrelated health issue. A little more than half of those with early stage lung cancer (possible cure with surgery) live for at least five years after diagnosis.
Sadly, around 110,000 men and 90,000 women will die from lung cancer in North America this year alone. 10% of these men and 20% of these women were lifelong non-smokers.